ESX: SAN showing as inaccessable **URGENT**

Hi All,

Our SAN ran out of space and went offline.  It's now back online and has space.  howeve all the VM's are showing as inaccessible in vSphere and we cant access any of the servers on it.


Not sure what to do, so all help welcome.
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detox1978Asked:
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dipopoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Please remove them from inventory and re-add them to inventory via browsing to the VM folder and right clicking the .vmx file.

Please try this first on a non-critical VM to see the result.
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detox1978Author Commented:
I've removed all the VM's from the inventory that were on the SAN and just in the process of rebooting the ESX.

Will let you know how that turns out.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can the host server browse the datastore?
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detox1978Author Commented:
Everythings back up and running, removing - rebooting and readding fixed the issue.


Many thanks
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dipopoCommented:
No problems one other thing that could help is having an alarm configured for the data stores. So this can be picked up soonest.

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.solutions.doc_50%2FGUID-6B51A3FE-ABBC-4495-B12D-7F0949ECE7F3.html
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