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VMware ESX 3.0.1 with vm greyed out and labeled invalid

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I have multiple vm's running on this VMware server ESX 3.0.1. Recently, one of my production VM's is showing in the Virtual Infrastructure Client software as being greyed out and labeled as invalid. When I right click on the server name, most of the choices are grey out and unavailable. It shows the server as powered off. But I can access the server itself via remote desktop with no problems and the server is functioning normally otherwise.

Can anyone tell me how to reactivate this vm ? All the VMs are backed up using vRanger software nightly. This vm is not being backed up though.

thanks in advance to all who respond.
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Are you directly connecting the VI client to the ESX server or via Virtualcenter ?

Have you tried restarting the management services ?

service mgmt-vmware restart

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I spoke with Vizioncore tech support and it turns out that the VM in question had to be removed from inventory and then added back.
thanks for the response though.
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