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ESX:  SAN showing as inaccessable **URGENT**

Posted on 2013-10-28
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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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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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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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Can the host server browse the datastore?
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Everythings back up and running, removing - rebooting and readding fixed the issue.


Many thanks
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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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