Solved

vshere 5.5 inactive datastore

Posted on 2013-10-31
11
1,137 Views
Last Modified: 2013-10-31
Hi Experts,

I have disconnected a host from the datacenter and removed.
When I want to add this host again I get an error.

host add error
0
Comment
Question by:Eprs_Admin
  • 6
  • 5
11 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613725
This was a local datastore with some isos.
Why the datastore is still saved ?

Do you have a trick to connect the again ?
0
 
LVL 117

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 39613728
do you already have another datastore called datastore1.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613753
no, the other local datastore is called datastore2
0
 
LVL 117

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 39613754
if you click datastores in the inventory, datastore1 is not listed?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613758
it is listed but greyed out,
see the pic.
datastore-inactive.JPG
0
IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613781
when I exit the maintenance mode and rename the datastore, I have the same error.
Now I reboot the esxi host
0
 
LVL 117

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 39613792
Check that no virtual machines, are using datastore1, e.g. you have no floppy drives or cd-roms, connected to images or isos, that were on datastore1.

this will prevent datastore1 from disappearing from the inventory.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613819
noting is connected, because it is a a local store from a disconnected host.
0
 
LVL 117

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 39613849
If you connect directly to this host, via vSphere Client, rename the datastore, datastore_x, can you add it to vCenter Server.

it thinks that there are currently 3 virtual machines or templates on that datastore?

you have no greyed out virtual machines or templates in the inventory?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39613875
now i added it again.
The idea was correct.
I have delteted the datastore on the host and created a new one.
Now the host is added again to my cluster.
0
 
LVL 117
ID: 39613888
No problems, glad it's working for you.
0

Featured Post

Threat Intelligence Starter Resources

Integrating threat intelligence can be challenging, and not all companies are ready. These resources can help you build awareness and prepare for defense.

Join & Write a Comment

This is an issue that we can get adding / removing permissions in the vCSA 6.0. We can also have issues searching for users / groups in the AD (using your identify sources). This is how one of the ways to handle this issues and fix it.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now