VM Orphaned

Need some help..
One of my ESXi hosts just stopped communicating with Vcenter for some unknown reason.. So I rebooted the server and now the VM that's on there is coming up as Orphaned and I have no idea how to get it back. I cannot SSH into the host either.

I tried some google searches on what to do but it's not very clear and totally above my head. Can anyone help me please? I need it explained like a 3rd grader so I have a complete understanding.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Remove the Orphaned Entry.

1. Browse the datastore, select the VM Folder
2. Select the VMX file
3. Registry with Inventory

see my EE Article from Step 6

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

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kjs00333Author Commented:
Thanks hanccocka, but I tried to add back to inventory but it's not working. Getting the error of:

A virtual machine or a template having the same name is already registered.
Server error: The specified key, name, or identifier already exists.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, it would appear, that the VM, is already registered.
kjs00333Author Commented:
Fixed. I had to remove the VM from inventory before I could add it back. Once I did that, your steps worked. Looking good now..

Thanks again for the assist hanccocka.
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