VMWare Server VM is up and running. Shows unknown/invalid in infrastructure web access.
Posted on 2012-08-28
I have had a production virtual machine running for over a year now without any problems. Today, it froze while taking a snapshot, would not respond on the network, ping, etc.
The VMware web interface is showing the VM as unknown/invalid and stating the .VMX may be corrupt. Then....it came up all by itself, is operating, I can log in. Everything is fine, except I have no way to manage it with the interface. I have no idea how it did that.
This is VMWare Server version 2 I believe, Operating on a Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise server.
Any suggestions? Is there a way I can add it back into inventory without changing how it is working now?