Unable to retrieve information about the application. This can prevent application level backups from completing
Preflight check fails for the Virtual Machine with the above warning message
You can find the below entries in the VIXMGR.log
1/07/14 16:11:29 Attempting to connect to host
1/07/14 16:11:30 Failed to connect to host with 'This operation is not
supported with the current license'
1/07/14 16:11:30 Exiting VMware VIX...
Host Based VM Backup does not work on Free Edition of ESX.. ESX has to be properly licensed