sinoleao2018
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how to understand VMFS volume path

I failed to clone VM in my ESXi host several days before. Now what I have is only vsphere log files, so i looked into /var/run/log/vpxa.log, and found the error message below:

2018-10-31T05:27:54.334Z warning vpxa[5BC5B70] [Originator@6876 sub=Libs opID=7da466d9-01-f1] [NFC ERROR] NfcFileDskOpenDisk: Failed to open '/vmfs/volumes/e7d9fad0-09391aa3-0000-000000000000/Cloned_VM_2_0_0/Cloned_VM_2_0_0.vmdk': The system cannot find the file specified (25).

What does “e7d9fad0-09391aa3-0000-000000000000” mean?

How can I get the data store information from vsphere log files?

why the second half is all zero  “0000-000000000000”,  does it mean something?

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depping
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that is the identifier of the volume itself, a UUID. (more detail here: VMware Knowledge Base )

If you have these problems though I would recommend to simply contact support and show them the issue, if you still have the issue. it could be there is something wrong with the VMX or descriptor file for the virtual disk. You can reconstruct this, if you know what you are doing.

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