ESX 3.5 Datastore holding a VM dissapeared and is now Empty!
Posted on 2011-02-24
Last week we installed a trial of esx server 3.i, 3.5.0, 207095
We converted on physical machine to a virtual and all was running fine until a day or so ago.
In the inventory column we no longer see the virtual machine, we see "unknown (inaccessible)" in its place.
I navitgate to "configuration/storage" and I no longer see the vmfs datastore we created for this virtual machine.
If I click "add storage" can choose "disk/lun" I can see the LUN number we were using for this datastore but it appears EMPTY!! 300GB capacity 299.99 GB available.
Any idea what has happended here and how/if I can recover?
Like I said, I can see the LUN in the HP EVA san, and I can see the Lun in configuration/storage/add storage" on the ESX server. The LUN just looks empty.
Thanks for your help!