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After an upgrade to ESXi 4.1 my VM's are missing. VM's reside on SAN.
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Check the following:-

1. iSCSI Initiator enabled.

2. VMKernel Interface added and IP address on same subnet as IP SAN.

3. Can you ping IP address of IP SAN from console of ESXi server.

4. Can you vmkping IP address of IP SAN from console of ESXi server.

5. Add IP address of IP SAN in iSCSI software initiator.

6. Add new iSCSI initiator name to LUNs on IP SAN.

7. Browse the datastore, by selecting the datastore right click and select browse, can you see the VM folders?

8. Browse the folders, select the VMX and add Right Click and Add to Inventory?

9. The VM should be added to the ESX hosts inventory. Check VM specifications, and select Power On, check networking is correct.
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hanccocka, many many thanks for sticking around and all the advice. It's been truly helpful. It looks like everythings up and running.

all the best

kiilaa
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Glad you are up and running.

(ps we never like doing upgrades via host updates, and always use the vihostupdate.pl command line!)

for next time......

(make sure you also keep a spare copy of your USB flash drive....see my article...
How to Backup an ESXi installation on an USB Flash Drive or SD card, for security or redundancy.)

Come back Soon, all the best.

Andy
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yeah, i'll do the backup and probably use the command line upgrade next time.

cheers and good night.

Ziemek
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