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handian08
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Can't delete file

I can't delete file in datastore via vcenter, what should i do?

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Errock07
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Its an ISO file. maybe u r use the iso by one or more VM plz check is the ISO mount to any VM

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Errock07
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Its an ISO file. maybe u r use the iso by one or more VM plz check is the ISO mount to any VM
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irigoyen
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Is the ISO still attached to some VMs?

  1. Establish a SSH connection to the ESXi Host
  2. Change Directory to the datastore /vmfs/volumes/NEW_DTS_SE_PRD3/Solarwind/….
  3. Manually delete the file. rm <file name>
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handian08
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I got device or resources busy

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jlanders
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When logged into the ESXi command shell on the host, use 'lsof | grep <name-of-iso-file>'.

Then, use the process id number in the left most column to find the matching virtual machine that's using this image.

For example: 'ps -c | grep <process-id>'

Finally, in the guest VM configuration in the ESXi host UI or vSphere Client, edit the virtual machine settings.

Untick the 'Connected' box next to the CD/DVD drive.

This will unlock the file and you can remove it.

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