groc
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VM does not start

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Hello,

One of my VM's is not starting, I get an error such as this one : Error: A file was not found.

The problem is that this VM had a second disk on a datastore that is no longer available. It was in iSCSI datastore, and the disk was showing up as drive E in the VM.

I cannot restore that datastore, it is gone forever, but I need the VM to come up without the drive E. At least it has drive C. Drive E had not application in it, it was just storing files.

I tried to edit the VM and remove the drive, but I cannot remove the drive because the VM is suspended. It was suspended, then the datastore was lost, and not I cannot edit the settings of the VM.

Is there a way around this?

THanks!

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ctfoster
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One way might me to use the 'Remove from Inventory" option and create a new VM picking up the remaining drives. Nice and clean.

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ctfoster
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One way might me to use the 'Remove from Inventory" option and create a new VM picking up the remaining drives. Nice and clean.

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chandlm
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Expert

Is it possible to use converter on a suspended VM? I haven't tried it but you might give it a shot.

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fejf
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You can try to remove the files and the necessary lines which say that this VM is in a suspended state (additonally remove the lines which say that there is a second disk).

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kjb007
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If you don't mind losing the suspended state. Go into the console, into the vm folder, rename the suspended file (.vmss) and the nvram file (.nvram) and then power it on.

-KjB

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