VM descriptor file missing

Hi Guys

We recently came across with a problem with a couple of VMs which we restarted or shutdown or vmotion, the VM would not start up due to missing filename.vmdk file (the descriptor file missing).

We did fix the problem, but we would like to know what would have caused this? Not all VMs were affected, only a couple.

Would be good if we had some reasons why this had happened.

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Not having any other evidence: major storage fault
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I'm afraid this is more common, than you would think, and does happen.

At least 4-5 people on EE report this happening to them every year.

Are you using local storage, because I've only ever seen this issue with local storage, and suspect Read and Write CACHE on the Storage Controllers.
goraekAuthor Commented:
We were able to fix it by restoring the descriptor file. Unsure why this has happened but I believe this is a common issue.

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goraekAuthor Commented:
Resolved by restoring descriptor file
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