Unmounting iSCSI NAS from vSphere 5

I "unmounted" my iSCSI device (or thought I did) but for some reason under "Storage Adapters" the line describing that device stays "greyed out" and I can't seem to permanently delete it.....I don't get it.

any help would be great.

thanks guys!
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XChangingITAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no CDROM iso mounted?

also check Inventory, Datastores, and check no object still has a reference to the datastore.

e.g. a cdrom iso, connected to a VM

this will prevent the datastore from disappearing.

otherwise Its a bug!
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Have you rescanned the adapters?
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Yes Paul, I've done that several times.....it continues to stay "grey and italics" it will not go away.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
This is a screen shot of that line....(middle line)
iSCSI.bmp
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Make sure you remove any orphaned VMs that were on there first.  I've seen this greyed out until reboot where it disappears permanently.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
I've rebooted many times and it was only a test NAS iSCSI device and it's completely empty.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check Datastores, to see that no VMs or Resources are currently using it.

You do not use it for isos? and an ISO is not connected still?
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
No I don't use it for anything....it was basically a 500GB test area for Acronis VM-Protect but from reading reviews we decided to get Veeam instead.....no .ISOs on there either.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check references in all the VMX files of your VMs.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Sorry I'm not sure what you mean by "references"?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
pointers to the deleted datastore
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
check each VM, and see if in the VM Summary, two datastores are listed.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
Sorry guys.....I really don't understand what you're asking, I was searching online for what "pointers" are and "references in all the VMX files" in vSphere but no luck and when I check each VM should I see 2 datastores?  Then after no luck there I just procrastinated a bit lol

I dunno...should I just delete the 500GB space I alotted to this iSCSI device?  But I'm afraid since the machine has it listed and if it doesnt find it I might crash it.

thanks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
goto the datastore, and download the VMX configuration file, edit with notepad, and check for datastores, using search.

the vmx file is a text file.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
not sure why my last post didnt go thru.

but yea there are datastores in there.
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XChangingITAuthor Commented:
bug i guess, never solved it.
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