I'm having a problem and it's kicking my butt. I setup my Virtual Switches, Port Groups and VM's. After I reboot my server and it comes back up. My Virtual Switches, Port Groups and VM's are gone. I have to re-add the Switches and ports then re-add the VM's. The VM's are there in their folders. Not sure what's going on or even where to start looking. Everything else is there after reboot so I don't lose all my settings just ports and vm's.
Here is the response from running that command.
Files /etc/vmware/dvsdata.db and /tmp/auto-backup.380023//etc/vmware/dvsdata.db differ
Saving current state in /bootbank
Time: 00:37:34 Date: 08/04/2017 UTC
I think I see the problem, but not sure if it's the problem. When I ssh into esxi and run ls -l /dev/disks it doesn't show any usb devices. Not even the flash drive esxi is installed on. Very strange. I just happened to go and backup my flash drive to have a backup and it's not there.
I am also seeing missing my flash drive in Devices and it "forgets" 3 VMs and a vSwitch every time I reboot. Do you remember your fix for this?
It is only some VMs off of one datastore, the rest are fine, and only 1 vSwitch. Maybe my most recent additions?