A couple questions
- what sort of hardware are you dealing with?
- is it local or san storage
- so you've tried to connect directly with the VI client and start the VM and that gives an error?
You could reset the config of the ESXi host (in the DCUI), but do you first need to recover the VM (i.e. no backups)?
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New book in town - vSphere Quick Start Guide -http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2009/08/12/new-book-in-town-vsphere-quick-start-guide/.
Do you have a system or PCI card working with VMDirectPath? Submit your specs to the Unofficial VMDirectPath HCL - http://www.vm-help.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=21.
We are running 3 HP Proliant servers with the storage on Fibre SANS.
The issue is actually with a Virtual Guest Server. I have extracted a backup from our tapes but i cant get that to start either, It just tells me an unknow file is missing.
The backup contained only the following files:
Any ideas on how i can turn this into a valid VMware guest again? I think its missing the vmware hardware, can i just copy those from the old VM or will i need to create a new guest and attach the drives?
Thanks for the help