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Vmware Host ESXI 4  - All guest operating sytems show as Unkown  (inaccesable )

Posted on 2014-12-01
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When I log into vsphere client , I see both of our guest operating systems, but they show as Unknown ( inaccessible ) ,
They are both Windows SErver and critical . I sure, hope I can get them back. This is running on a Dell server with Internal hard drives. The hard drives are looking fine and it's on a RAID one.
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by:Neil Russell
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Can you browse the datastore and see the folders for these two VM's?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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A few things you can try....

for VMs to become displayed as unknown, sometimes can indicate datastore corruption.

So any issues with any disks in RAID in the server ?

What happened before they became unknown ?

Also restart network management agents.

Can you still see the datastore listed?

You can also check by logging n at the console or remotely via SSH.
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The issue ended up being with hardware.
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