Vcenter - machine showing (inaccessible)

Posted on 2015-02-13
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Last Modified: 2015-04-25

I shut down a VMware machine in Windows and then it nows shows in Vcenter as  Server Name (inaccessible)

Any ideas ?

Question by:ComexIT
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Is the datastore still visible , that the VM is stored on ?

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ID: 40608190
Yes, can see that, I know we did have this issue before and i just needed to reconnect the VM to store but i cant remember how to do it
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Remove from the Inventory.

1. Browse the datastore on the working host.

2. Browse the VM Folder.

3. Right Click the VMX file, and Click Register with Inventory.

4. Power on the VMs.

see Step 6 in my EE Article

HOW TO: Clone or Copy a virtual machine in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESX/ESXi 4.x or ESXi 5.0

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It worked perfect for 1 VM but not for the other, on the one it didnt work on it said not found but you can see it and content on the datastore.

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ID: 40608304
is it missing a file descriptor ?

can you post a screenshot of the error?

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ID: 40743793
seemed to resolve oit sefl

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