Hi, could you try to:
1. Connect directly to ESXi using vSphere Client and try to remove the datastore from ESXi
2. Connect directly to ESXi using vSphere Client, try to rename the datastore then remove the datastore from ESXiBayu Wibowo | VCIX6-DCV/NV
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There are still running virtual machines on the old vCenter with that may have reference (like mounted ISO, even on a old snapshot) to the datastore that was moved to the new vCenter?---1 person found this helpful
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
The problem is that there is no ESXI host on that VCenter that is connected to that datastore. The ESXI host was moved to a different VCenter. VCenter shows the datastore, in it's list of datastores, but there are no VM's, or hosts associated with it.
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I figured it out. I was double checking on VM's on those datastores. Under "related objects", there were no VM's or hosts, but there were two old templates that were still referenced by the original VCenter. When I right clicked on the template and selected "remove from inventory", the data stores disappeared.
Didn't think to look for an old snapshot - that did the trick. Thanks!
Thanks MikeD----This worked for me - - worked GREAT - Thank you - I had been fighting for over 6 hours
Ugh thank god this finally worked for me too
What a nightmare this was