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  • 1.  Virtual Machine reports datastore connectivity that is incorrect

    Posted Apr 21, 2020 11:53 PM

    We are in process of moving all of our Virtual Machines off one of our SANs and we have an oddity with one of the VMs.   It's a small Windows 2012 VM that has no special characteristics.

    When you look at the Datastore connectivity for this VM, it reports connectivity to two Datastores:

    The xio_dev01 Datastore is one of the ones that we are transitioning from and is on the old SAN.  The xio2_vm_prod09 Datastore is on the newer storage array. 

    When you try migrate the storage of the VM, it looks like this:

    As you can see, the Config File and both vDisks are in the proper place.

    So that looks right.   So what is still on the xio_dev01 Datastore?   No snapshots either. 

    When we browse the contents of the xio_dev01 Datastore, you don't see any folder for that VM.

    This behavior continues even when you make a clone of the VM or Storage vMotion the VM it to another Datastore, specifying a different Datastore.

    The next step is to power down / power up the VM, we'll see what happens. 

    Anyone seen this before?



  • 2.  RE: Virtual Machine reports datastore connectivity that is incorrect

    Posted Apr 22, 2020 12:03 AM

    Update, powering down and powering up the VM has not corrected this.  



  • 3.  RE: Virtual Machine reports datastore connectivity that is incorrect
    Best Answer

    Posted Apr 22, 2020 02:50 AM

    Check and see if there is an ISO attached to this VM which resides in the other data store.



  • 4.  RE: Virtual Machine reports datastore connectivity that is incorrect

    Posted Apr 22, 2020 11:52 AM

    Sigh.   Yes.  Thank you.  

    There was a Content Library on the xio_dev01 Datastore that it used to connect to.   I changed the VM Settings to Datastore .ISO and it dropped.

    Thanks for the boost.



  • 5.  RE: Virtual Machine reports datastore connectivity that is incorrect

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Apr 22, 2020 02:48 AM

    Moderator: Moved to vSphere