NFS Datastore appears inactive in vCenter

Summary:

This was more of an annoyance for me, but essentially I had two NFS datastores that were mapped incorrectly to some ESX hosts.  Those datastores were unmounted and remounted w/ correct pathing using PowerCLI.  However, one host ‘seemed’ to hold onto the incorrectly mapped one.  This was only reflected in vCenter, not the host itself.

Experience:

  • vCenter 4.1
  • ESX 4.0 U2

Symptoms:

  • When attempting to unmount the following error appears:
    • The object has been deleted or has not been completely created
  • Connecting directly to the ESX host does not show these ‘inactive’ nfs datastores.
  • esxcfg-nas –l within TSM/SC on the ESX host does not show these ‘inactive’ datastores.

Resolution:

  1. Disconnect ESX host from vCenter
  2. Connect ESX host to vCenter.

This seems to help vCenter resolve the display issue.  For help on similar NFS issues, this search seemed helpful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was worked. Thanks!