VMs showing as inaccessible when we shut them down

Hi,

We have an alarming problem with our VCenter. When we shut down machines, they become "inaccessible" and therefore cannot be turned back on again.

What would be the primary cause of this and could you remember any troubleshooting steps to take?

If we restart the machine from within the VM, the machine carries on working fine. Turning it off however, and this new "inaccessible" state change occurs.
tegeniusAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Your storage is not functioning correctly.

Can you check if you can see your datastores?

Are they NFS ?

Are they supported and on the HCL ?
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James HIT DirectorCommented:
What is the underlying infrastructure? Shared storage? Local storage? If shared, what protocol? iSCSI? NFS?
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tegeniusAuthor Commented:
Storage problem.
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