hakimbhungrawal
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Vmware Standalone Host Down

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Dear Forum,

We require solution for below query.

VMware standalone host is down due to some hardware issue but entire VM's on storage.

Can I get VM's if I mount the LUN on other standalone host and add as datastore on new host.

Appreciate your quick respond.

Regards,

Hakim. B

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Finikiez
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It doesn't matter for a datastore if you try to attach datastore to a standalone host or member of a HA\DRS cluster.

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Finikiez
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Sure, you can map\mount your storage to a new ESXi host and it must see existing VMFS datastore.

Then you need to inventoy your VMs.

hakimbhungrawal
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Dear Finikiez,

We tried this but after adding the data store we lost entire VM's.

Regards,

Hakim. B

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Finikiez
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If you create a new datastore over existing - obviously you will lose your data.

However VMFS is a clustered file system, a new ESXi host should see existing VMFS without any problem.

If datastore doesn't appeare in the list, you need to look into vmkernel.log for any possible issues with mounting VMFS.

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hakimbhungrawal
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Dear Finikiez,

It is not clustered server..

I already mentioned it is standalone host which is down due to some hardware issue so have presented the LUN to new individual host.

Regards,

Hakim. B

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Finikiez
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It doesn't matter for a datastore if you try to attach datastore to a standalone host or member of a HA\DRS cluster.

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gmbarros
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Hi,

After you add/map the datastore to the new standalone host, you must register the vms again on the new host.

To register the vms use the KB https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1006160

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