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This needs to be edited to reflect the restored .vmdk files. For example, Console OS troubleshooting methods such as using the lsof utility are not applicable to VMware ESXi hosts.Start with identifying the server whose VMkernel may be locking the file. After ensuring that both VMs were fully backed up, I moved the VMDK of the running VM into its folder and restored the conflicted VM from its most recent backup.  It Anonyme 12 avril 2016 at 18 h 30 min Genial, me has salvado la vida, jjjj LAISSER UN COMMENTAIRE Annuler la réponse Prévenez-moi de tous les nouveaux commentaires par e-mail. http://webinweb.net/vmware-unable/vmware-unable-to-detect-disks-or-volumes.html

Big thx, I spended three hours configuring my VM for my study project, and after power lost I got this message, and you sollution works prefectly :) November 18, 2010 at In other circumstances, the file is locked by a VMkernel child or cartel world and the offending host running the process/world must be rebooted to clear it. December 28, 2012 at 2:56 PM Jason J Rahming said... July 7, 2012 at 7:08 AM tdcrone said...

January 28, 2009 at 8:50 AM Family Reunion said... Resolution Navigate to the target directory where the virtual machine files were restored and note the filename(s) of the virtual disks. If the .vmdk file is not used by other virtual machines, confirm that there are no VMkernel or Service Console processes locking the file, per the above section, http://knova-prod-kcc-vip.vmware.com:8080/contactcenter/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=10051_draft&sliceId=2&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=274275240&stateId=0%200%20274295916&actionSource=viewDocument_manage#locate" target="_self">Locating the When the host has rebooted, start the affected virtual machine again.

Then it hit me…  Could it be possible that there were two VMs pointing to the same VMDK file simultaneously?   Thinking on my feet, I ran the following command from Thanks a lot. I turned off all the SQL services per another post. Censure due to holding an Army commission and a seat in Congress Are zipped EXE files harmless for Linux servers?

Removing the hard drive and adding back in fixed the issue. (vSphere - ESXi 5.0) October 5, 2011 at 1:41 PM Amit said... June 21, 2012 at 2:38 PM Arigbede Moses said... i was really panicked.. Thanks January 16, 2010 at 3:37 PM dash said...

However, when I select Convert Machine, enter my credentials, and press Next, I get the following error message:   Unable to query the live linux source machine   Upon examining the Awesome, worked for me too May 31, 2011 at 5:41 AM kushal said... To determine if the MAC address corresponds to the host that you are currently logged into, see Identifying the ESX Service Console MAC address (1001167).If it does not, you must establish I hope that helps.

Thanks for posting the resolution! This was a life saver, thanks so much. August 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM Matthew Little said... Check if the virtual machine still has a World ID assigned to it: For ESX/ESXi 4.x, run these commands on all ESX/ESXi hosts:# cd /tmp# vm-support -xThe output will be similar

Included in this output is the MAC address of any host that is locking the .vmdkfile. this contact form Note: If you have only one ESX host or do not have the ability to vMotion or migrate virtual machines, you must schedule downtime for the affected virtual machines prior to Didn't know what i just did.. Worked for me too!!!!Thanks for this.

I tried re-enabling file sharing on the source, but that made no difference.   What am I doing wrong? The first world number (in this example, 1268395) is the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) for vCPU 0. Thank you for the post! have a peek here August 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM bobby said...

November 3, 2010 at 3:08 PM pax0r said... All rights reserved. The entry in the VMX file will look similar to the below example.

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more hot questions question feed about us tour help blog chat data legal privacy policy work here advertising info mobile contact us feedback Technology Life / Arts Culture / Recreation Science Confirm that the virtual machine is registered on the server and obtain the full path to the virtual machine: On an ESX host, run this command: # vmware-cmd Thanks Much... This is after VMware crashed my systemthanks a lot!

worked great December 7, 2012 at 6:19 AM Killian Kavanagh said... you save me a lot of hours of digging the web!Thanks! This will create a changes only VMDK that is locked and unlock the exclusive access to the original VMDK file. http://webinweb.net/vmware-unable/vmware-unable-to-generate-initrd.html Forgot your password?

Hassle-free live chat software re-imagined for business growth. 2 users, always free. July 31, 2009 at 6:43 AM Darcy said... Once downloaded to your OS, rename the file, and re-upload to the new location using the same method as above, but upload, instead of download. Answer No to "Can I include a screenshot of the VM", and answer Yes to all subsequent questions.After stopping the process, you can power on the virtual machine or access the

January 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM Sung yun said... Find Call Us: +41 91 260 76 50 Register Login Breadcrumbs You are here: Home | News | IT F.A.Q. | Investigating virtual machine file locks on ESX/ESXi Investigating I was trying to follow along with the top example here: Is there a way to clone an existing VM on an ESXi server without having to re-import it? Posted by whats.to.learn.today at 5:03 PM Labels: errors, Virtual machine 143 comments: Gulzar said...

Works Amazingly, thanks. After (very politely) educating the user on how VM templates, cloning, etc. Time to do a backup I think!www.sysfix.co.uk December 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM kokrong2b/01 said... Claim or contact us about this channel Embed this content in your HTML Search confirm cancel Report adult content: click to rate: Account: (login) More Channels Showcase RSS Channel Showcase 1963980

Thank u so much.It worked for me May 20, 2011 at 3:27 AM Siraj Pathan said... Thank you so much, I was so close to throw the notebook against the wall :) May 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM Mal said... July 7, 2012 at 7:08 AM tdcrone said... It helps a lot June 21, 2009 at 4:27 AM Jude said...

June 28, 2012 at 2:17 AM tdcrone said... Ditto August 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM Ralph Hulslander said... Removing the Hard Disk and adding it back fixed the issue. (vSphere - ESXi 5.0) October 5, 2011 at 1:39 PM laboratorytested said... DISKLIB-LIB   : Failed to open '/mnt/disk/WinV/WinV.vmdk' with flags 0xe (Failed to lock the file).

thanks! Thanks for posting this, worked like a charm June 2, 2009 at 11:47 AM Ben said...