yawyeunhsu
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How to Delete inactive datastore in vCenter 6.5(vCSA)

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I have removed a vsphere host , but its local datastorage still listed in vcenter, showing inactive status,

when I want to remove it,The Options are grayed, how do I remove it?

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yawyeunhsu
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Yes,

I found there is a virtual machine in vCenter that was copied from removed host ,so its DVD ISO mount still remains on the removed storage, and when I uncheck attached ISO images ,the storage disappears in vcenter . Thanks for the tips.

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vijayrana968
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Make sure if any snapshot still exists there on this datastore referencing to a VM. Check if any ISO mounted to VM from this datastore. You need to disconnect all these resources from datastore in order to remove it.

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yawyeunhsu
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HI:

       Actually, This datastorage and its host are no longer in vcenter, is a isolation host from vcenter And operation well. So I dont know why it still there while i  have been moved it out of vcenter.

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vijayrana968
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A vCenter reboot may help on this if somehow ESXI host not removed properly.

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yawyeunhsu
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Hi:

    I reboot the vCenter,The status turns from red to yellow(warning) but still can not be deleted.
I found smoe way to delete the inactive datastorage,it needs to go to the database to delete it,
Please refer to the link below,but my environment vCSA Database is Postgre.

https://icebow.ru/portal/display/VMWKB/Delete+inactive+datastore+in+vCenter

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Finikiez
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Check all existing VMs in vcenter server inventory for attached ISO images\floppy images from unavailable datastore and existing snapshots.

yawyeunhsu
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Yes,

I found there is a virtual machine in vCenter that was copied from removed host ,so its DVD ISO mount still remains on the removed storage, and when I uncheck attached ISO images ,the storage disappears in vcenter . Thanks for the tips.

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Nosella
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Than you very much! It's work!

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Biyouk
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Log on the ESXi host and access this path

/etc/vmware/hostd/vmInventory.xml

Rename the VMInventory.xml file and restart /etc/init.d/hostd restart

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