After changing some HDDs on my ESXI machine, suddenly one of my VMs became inaccessible (It is shown as Unknown - Inaccessible).
I logged to the server using ssh, browse the folder from the datastorage where the machine was created and found out only one file having the name test-flat.vmdk
Searched 4 days long on internet and found how to create a missing descriptor file, so I followed the instructions and got a test.vmdk file.
Now the final part: I'm trying to re-create the VM, but when I'm reaching the point where to specify the virtual disk I want to attach, browsing to that specific folder it shows me nothing, even though those 2 file are present.
Any ideas why I cannot add that virtual disk and how to do it ? Thanks a lot in advance.
Welcome to the Community,
if nothing is shown, it's either an issue with the datastore (e.g. a corruption), or simply a typo in the .vmdk descriptor's file name or the metadata it contains.