I'm trying to reverse-engineer (so to speak) a configuration with a datastore in my environment.
There is a datastore, named nas01.
nas01 also happens to be a Virtual Windows Server2003 R2 windows server, which appears to be running the "File Server" role.
The shared folder on the File Server is what the datastore in vSphere is mapping to.
There is a .iso on that datastore/shared folder I need to mount for deploying a new VM with the OS on the ISO, but when I go to choose an ISO from the Datastore on the VM settings, I cannot see the datastore "nas01" listed.
I checked the datastore's past "tasks" tab, and it does appear there was a "Remove datastore" successful task by someone else.
However, I can still see the datastore represented in Inventory > Datastores and Datastore Clusters" view. if I right-click it from there, it has the option to "unmount".
Can someone explain if it's still "mounted", and why I can browse it, but I cannot see it in the list of datastores on the VM settings when I go to pick an ISO?