4 Replies Latest reply on May 10, 2019 5:12 AM by HelgeL

    Dumpfile locked by nonexisting ESX

    HelgeL Enthusiast



      I want to remove some LUN's form my ESXi, but in one LUN there is a folder called vmkdump. It contains one .dumpfile and I can not delete it.

      Following this kb: VMware Knowledge Base and running the command: esxcli system coredump file list on all the hosts shows that they all know of this file, and that is not configured and not active.

      Running the command vmkfstools -D <coredump file> gives me an ID witch according to this KB: VMware Knowledge Base should be the the MAC of the host that owns the file.

      None of my current hosts has this MAC address, witch leads me to believe that the dump file is created by an old ESX that I have decommissioned.

      How can I remove this file safely?