VM show pause can not turn off and on

Dear All

       Today in my esxi 6 server when I turn on my Linux server and I getting below error and the VM show pause, can not turn off and turn on, below is the error message
, any idea what goes wrong ?


Device ‘bootstrap’ is not available

invalid virtual machine configuration

, “unable to write VMX file:/vmfs/volumes/501af0c0-e04-80c2c-9a67-000e0c7f77e8/C-

Keith
piaakitAsked:
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

Go to the datastore where the vm is hosted and validate the .vmx file

Enter the Host where you have the vm and try to turn it on, if it does not turn on, do the following:

Execute a vmotion to the vm and move it to another host.
Also run a storage vmotion to move it to another datastore.
Turn on the vm again.

Additional:

Do you have backup from that server?
Are there snapshots present on that server?

I remain attentive to the results.

regards..
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Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
I have one snapshot exist in the problem vm server
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Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
Snapshot revert worked for you ?

Did u try creating VMX file ?
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
Revert snapshots don't work let me try recreating vmx
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
sorry i dont really know how to make use of the log2vmx file
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

do the following:

Go to the snapshot manager.
Click on Delete All, to eliminate all the instants.
Go to the datastore where the vm is stored, validate that there is no snapshot in the vm folder.
Try to turn on the vm.

regards...
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
I can not delete the snapshot inside snapshot manager, shall I delete the snapshot by go to browse the store store and delete the snapshot manually ?
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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:
Hello,

do the following:

Manually deleting snapshot is not recommended.

The normal thing is to eliminate them from the snapshot manager in Delete All.

Also if the vm presents a snaphot, it reverts the vm from that snapshot to validate if the vm can turn on (do this first) before deleting the snapshot.

regards...
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
i,m getting this when removing the snapshot,

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getting this when revert to snapshot

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Chirag NagrekarSystem AnalystCommented:
Try this

This issue occurs if the .vmx file is corrupted. To resolve this issue, either build a new .vmx file or manually repair the existing file.
Restore from backup
If available, restore the .vmx file from the backup.
Creating a new .vmx file
To create a new .vmx file:

Locate the virtual machine files and delete the .VMX file.
Open the VMware product or VMware Infrastructure Client.
Click File > New > Virtual Machine (if listed).
Follow the new virtual machine wizard making sure to select the Custom configuration installation option. When prompted to create a new virtual hard disk file, choose to specify an existing file. Specify the existing .vmdk file.
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
Hi Chirag


            your way by creating a new virtual machine and choose specify an existing file for virtual HD file works, but i already restore the backup from veeam, and it works well, thanks for everyone help on this
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