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  • 1.  Removing a NFS Datastore with no Hosts attached

    Posted Jan 19, 2023 03:44 PM
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    My vCenter lab was having an issue with DNS and the ESXi hosts lost connection to the vCenter. After a few days, we were able to fix the problem and reconnect the Hosts to the vCenter.

    However, the NFS datastores lost the mount connection to the hosts. Normally I would go into the ESXi shell and read the DS with esxcli commands...but this time something weird happened.

    The Datastores no longer show that the hosts are connected to it. What's weirder, the hosts themselves do not have the datastore mount points. It is almost like the mount points were erased.

    I want to remount the data stores but cannot unmount them from vCenter since the hosts are no longer connected to them.

     

    Is there a way to remove them from vCenter so I can re-mount them?



  • 2.  RE: Removing a NFS Datastore with no Hosts attached

    Posted Jan 19, 2023 07:11 PM

    Such"ghost" datastores are often caused by VMs which still have pointers to that datastores, e.g. an ISO image still configured in the VM's CD-ROM settings (even if it's not connected).

    André