SamiEMC
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Unable to delete folder of dead vm , even unable to find any process or World id , need to force delete

Hi

I have a vm which admin tried to remove

but couldnt

I am searching a way to force delete or remove but cant find world id or processes running on that folder to remove

i can rename but not delete

tried to use vmdk file to create new vm but also couldnt Smiley Sad what to do ?

Thanks

Sami

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memaad
Commander
Commander

Hi,

What is error that you get when you try to delete it. If it says it has lock, then you vmkfstools -D filename , it will give mac address of the host which has lock.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=10051

Regards

Mohammed

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zXi_Gamer
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Does the folder of the dead vm contain any vswp files? Also, do a ps -cPt | grep -i vmx | grep -i <deadVM name>

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SamiEMC
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hi

The problem is that the LUN is showing as if i can expand the current

datastore to it even it is already part of current datastore

Error delete \vmfs\volumes\uuid\grid controller

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zXi_Gamer
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

i can rename but not delete

You are able to rename from the same ESX server where you are trying to delete it??

The problem is that the LUN is showing as if i can expand the current

datastore to it even it is already part  of current datastore

Error delete \vmfs\volumes\uuid\grid controller

Now, you had me a bit confused. Can you explain your setup a little bit, provided with some error messages from logs or even screenshots would be fine.

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