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esxi4.1 upgrade to 5.0 - lost VM

Posted on 2013-01-09
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Test host and VM.  Luckily.

Testing upgrade process.  Went from v4.1 to v5.0 and now the VM is lost.  I can see it on the local storage raid1 area but not the console...

Ideas?
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if you browse the datastore is the VM folder present?

did the upgrade overwrite the datastore, check the datastore properties?

is it VMFS-5?

see my EE Article for broswing the datastore and adding the VM to Inventory.


HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0
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ah yes, that fixed it!!!  Whoops.

Could this have happened because of me not putting the host into maintenance mode?
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