These problems are caused by an interoperability issue between a Symantec filter driver and VMware's driver vsepflt.sys which is installed as part of VMware Tools.
This issue has been resolved with changes from VMware. No changes to Symantec code were needed. Please update the VMware environment to resolve this issue.
1. Upgrade vSphere to a version with the fix
The fix should be in the following VMware vSphere versions. The GA dates listed below are tentative at the time of this writing are are subject to change without notice.
2. Upgrade the version of VMware Tools installed in the OS
3. Confirm successful upgrade of vsepflt.sys
See the following VMware documentation for patching or updating vSphere from the command line: