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ESX 3i Cannot remove inactive nas storage from esx host

Hello Everyone,

Sometimes ago I added a NAS Storage (NFS) into my esx. This nas storage had the function to contain ISO image.

One day I had to put down the NAS Storage for Maintanance, indeed I added more Disk to create more storage space. once I put the NAS online the ISO Storage from the ESX side was not mounted automatically anymore and was shown as inactive. The mount path has changed now and I re-mounted the nes path.

The problem is that on ESX still show the old path mounted but inactive. If I go to the remove button I get an error that says error during the host configuration: nfs error: unable to unamout filesystem: busy.

I cannot reboot the esx as there are all the VM running and we do not have another host where I could temporary move the machine. How can I solve it?

It is possible to SSH to ESX? If yes how because I tried but I cannot. Maybe going to command shell I can unmount the filesys from there.

Help will be much apprecited

Davide

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65tdCommented:
Can not SSH a 3i, need to use RCLI tools, see the link below and look for "VMware Infrastructure Remote CLI".

http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/drivers_tools.html
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
Well my concer is not necesary how to Remote CLI is how to remove the inactive NAS storage.

I followed the link found details about CLI but I do not know how to remove the inactive storage from the ESX Host.
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65tdCommented:
Did not dig into these commands, maybe one there that helps under Storage Management:
http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/esx_3i_rcli/3i_rcli_guide.php
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Mesik2ppCommented:
Can you give a screenshot about you situation?
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
OK the link that was sent was good to have it but does not solve the issue.

I attached the screen shot as requested
Here-you-go--ESX-Error-Message.docx
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daveviolanteAuthor Commented:
I sent a screen shot but no one helped and we solved the issue our self, unfortunately as immediate solution we had to put the esx offline during night time.

That created a down time of 15 minutes but once the server was rebooted we managed to remove the inactive NAS Storage
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