Updating the symevent
VCMDB keeps an inventory of which devices have access to which host (HBA’s).Without a VCMDB in place, host systems will not be able to access the Symmetrix.
I went back into my bag of trick: driving to the office and hard reseting the server over and over again when it hangs up at the Windows splash screen.
I took this opportunity to restore the full backup to a temporary server I set up and switched all my users to the temporary. I kept all my users on the temporary file server for about 3 weeks.
I installed the same Backup Exec Remote Agent and Trend Micro A/V client on the temporary server that I was using on the regular file server.
I did this for 2 hours without getting a successful boot.
I started panicking because I did not have a decent backup to use to get everything back onto the working temporary file server.