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Posted on 2015-02-20
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I have half a dozen xxxxx-flat.vmdk files that have a persistent exclusive lock as determined by vmkfstools -D xxxxx-flat.vmdk

The disks have been removed from the VM that they originally belonged to, and it has since been rebooted a number of times.  I'd prefer to reconnect these disks, but at this point the offending disks cannot even be deleted from the datastore.

The mac address owning the lock is a NIC on the local host, however the locks persist across a VM reboot and even a reboot of all of the hosts in the cluster, as well as dismounting and remounting the VMFS volume.

I've checked and no other VMs are accessing these disks, or have references to them in their config files.

Please help!
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by:avadmin
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I would get VMware tech to log in remotely and fix this. I had an issue recently with a vm snapshot disk that got disconnected and I would have never been able to do what he did via SSH. I paid for the 1 time solution that was like $400 but it would be free if you have a valid service contract. Sorry cant help more, but it looks like you might need the big guns on this one.
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by:vpetersen
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Okay great, thank you, thankfully we have support they just take forever.
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they called me like 30 minutes after submitting the ticket since it was a production server that was down. good luck
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Is this local disk or a SAN or NAS and is everything on the VMware HCL?

Also version of ESXi?
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We ended up starting over.
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Had to blow away the VMFS and start over again. VMWare was not able to recover.
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