ESX 3i Cannot remove inactive nas storage from esx host

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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


Question by:daveviolante
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    Assisted Solution

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

    Author Comment

    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.
    LVL 22

    Expert Comment

    Did not dig into these commands, maybe one there that helps under Storage Management:
    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    Can you give a screenshot about you situation?

    Author Comment

    OK the link that was sent was good to have it but does not solve the issue.

    I attached the screen shot as requested

    Accepted Solution

    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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