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ESX 5.1 : VM inacessible unknow

Posted on 2013-12-09
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Hi there,
I have a ESX 5.1.
I start my server then I get message  "Unknow (VM Inaccessible)" instead of the name of vm.
How does I can fix the problem
Thanks,
Regards,
Simlip
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This likely indicates the vmx file was inaccessible during your last restart. See the below VMware KB:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2172
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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This sometimes happens when the VMFS datastore, storage has disappeared?

so has your storage, datastore vanished?

is this just a single VM?

Check the datastore, is the VM folder still present?

If you have the item, as Unknown, Right Click and Select Remove from Inventory.

Then follow Step 6 in my EE Article, to Add the VM Back to Inventory.

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