MY VMS are gone-Inaccessible virtual machines are named as Unknown inaccesible

MY VMS are gone-Inaccessible virtual machines are named as Unknown inaccesible
abcd ab01Asked:
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Did you lose a data store?  That happens when the data store goes offline.  Check your RAID disk or storage disk.

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abcd ab01Author Commented:
it should be external storage or internal?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
have a look in datastores, do you have any ?

otherwise, browse the datastore and re-add them to inventory.

if your datastore has failed, then you'll need to restore.
abcd ab01Author Commented:
Yes, I didn't see any data store in inventory , it's displaying 0. May be it was external and some how got disconnected physically. I will check in the server room tomorrow . Few vms were hosted on this. If it's external, Di I need to connect to esx s USB port or what? Thanjsv
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
normally a SAS port but could be USB port.. Once you find out document everything so you or others  will know in the future.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
USB Datastores are not supported... not sure how you would have created a USB datastore.

Datastores, could be external, internal, remote - iSCSI, NFS or FC

validate your physical server and your storage box.

I remain attentive to your comments.

abcd ab01Author Commented:
Thank you everyone for all your help. Certainly, raid data store was turned off. Once connected , I was able to restore my vm s back. Thanks guys
abcd ab01Author Commented:
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