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I was updating my last host to 4.1 and it stoipped responding- now I cannot connect to it- days its out of space- how can I check the space on it and how can I delete vmdk's off of it?

Posted on 2011-09-20
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first 2 hosts updated like champs- 3rd host crapped out- rebooted now I cannot connect to it.  When it boots up I see a messaage about being out of space.  How can I delete vmdk's off of it?

How can I see whats on it?

HELP- this is my main production host!
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Question by:funkyone60
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Which OS?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Install ESXi 4.1 U1 on a USB flash drive, it will recognise the existing datastore, browse the datastore add the VMs, by Right Click the VMX and Select Add to Inventory.
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by:funkyone60
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Wish I would have seen this solution before I was on the phone with VMWare.  7 hours later ended up reinstalling and setting up fresh install.
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Reponsed as quick as I could, normally quicker than today, but a few issues with ESXi 5.0!
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by:funkyone60
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was on hold for an hour- then was on phone 7 hours- left work this am at 7:30
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