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  • 1.  Remount disk after consolidation

    Posted May 15, 2022 09:13 AM

    ESXI and vCenter 6.7. I was unable to consolidate a disk on a guest because of a file lock, so I unmounted the disk per this KB:

    After successfully consolidating, I'm unable to start the vm because the hard drive can't be found. The hard drive is not listed in Edit Settings for the VM. I suspect I misunderstood the instructions, but I need to figure out how to remount the original disk (which does show up in Datastores for the VM). I'm sure this is elementary, so hopefully someone can unclog my brain.

  • 2.  RE: Remount disk after consolidation

    Posted May 15, 2022 09:38 AM

    Which files do you currently see in the VM's folder?


  • 3.  RE: Remount disk after consolidation
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    Posted May 16, 2022 12:51 PM

    Sorry, I thought I had cancelled this post because I found the solution right after I started typing it up.

    I looked again in the Add New Device section under Edit Settings and saw the Add Existing Disk option, so I used that to choose the correct disk.

    Thanks very much for responding.