mikelane
Expert
Expert

How to access VMFS store to remove VMs after repair of ESXi?

So I wasn't 100% clear on the RCLI instructions for patching ESXi to get it working again, I just downloaded the update and repaired my ESXi installation.

When I connected with VI Client my Virtual Machine inventory was empty and so I started to add them back manually ... is there a way that I can remove VMs that I don't want directly from my VMFS store without manually importing the machines back into ESXi?

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WillemB
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Enthusiast

In ESX3.5 (not sure on ESXi) putty to the host and go to vmfs store and remove them.

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Texiwill
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Leadership

Hello,

Moved to ESXI Forum.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Peter_vm
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Immortal

"Remove VMs"? Delete virtual disks and other files?

You could use VIC and browse datastore, then delete files.

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mikelane
Expert
Expert

Now I see how to do it, right click on datastore and then Browse Datastore.

Thanks very much, now I cleaned up my datastore nicely! :smileygrin:

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