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VMware ESXi 4.1 recovery question

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Dell server with 1 terabyte local storage at our remote office.

We loaded it with memory and are running esxi 4.1 from a usb stick….

we built a guest(virtual Machine) on that host

We wonder what would happen should the flash drive ever go bad…

We pulled out the existing flash drive and replaced it with a new one containing esxi preloaded.

We put the configuration in and saw that we can see the storage and files in it .. but we cannot bring up our guest virtual machine.…


We see the vmdk files but can not bring it up via vsphere client..


How do you recover if your esxi flash drive failed and needed to be replaced?
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You need to re-add the VM to Inventory. Browse to the VM folder on the datastore, right-click the .vmx file, and select 'Add to Inventory'.

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Are you getting a specific error when you try to add the VM to inventory and it doesn't work?
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Great!!!!!  Thank you that worked..  
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Glad to help :)

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