We have some linux servers hosted on the blade . For performing the maintenance activity when we try to migrate the following error popup " The VM is installing the VM Tools and cannot initiate migration operation "
We have verified the OS level no such disk is mounted and when we check on the console VMtools is prompting to end VMtools which we did and task bar show the successful .
But still i could see same task End VMtools on the VM console .
Have you seen this article and is it applicable to your situation-Fix: The Virtual Machine is installing VMware Tools and cannot initiate a migration operation
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can you confirm your esxi host version ?
I have seen screen shot. we need to cancel vmware tool installation. I got below on more article for the same . you can try it .