lmon
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Lost of the VMFS partitions ....after a format/install

Hello

I'm just new here...

My esx admin is in vacation and I think I made a big mistake ...

we have a esx 3.5 ( not esxi )

after a power issue, the esx restarted, but I had no more management network working ( vm were started and working no issues )

I was able from the console to ping the IP , but nothing remotetly.

I gave a call to my esx manager and he told me to reinstall esx , as it is a known issue on our old server,

Thing that I missed, is that there was no difference for me between esx and esxi

I download the esxi and resintalled it

the problem is that now I have a nice formated partition with an esxi running, but no more vmfs partition available as esxi reformated everything

Here is for the story

Does anyone knows how I can recover the old vmfs ? at least transfer the files to another hosts and reinstall again ... Just to save the VMs ??

Thx in advance

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DSTAVERT
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I would file an SR and call VMware support. Don't do anything that could endanger things further.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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lmon
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Problem, this is an old one, we don't bought the support for the 3.5 ...

Only for the 4.0 ...

we were planning to migrate the VM between Xmas and 31st...

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vmroyale
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Note: Thread moved to ESX 3.5 forum, after duplicate post and a discussion with the OP.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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DSTAVERT
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I would still make the call.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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lmon
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I did, this is how I learned that we did not renew the support for the old VM Smiley Sad

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DSTAVERT
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I would pay the per incident fee if you can't come up with some other way to include this host in your current contract.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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