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