1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 4, 2019 1:56 AM by marama

    Unable to unmount a datastore

    marama Lurker

      I need to remove|delete a datastore ("dsarchiv") from the ESXi 6.5, but I keep getting errors saying:



      The "Unmount VMFS volume" operation failed for the entity with the following error message.

      Die Ressource 'dsarchiv' ist in Gebrauch.

      Das Volume 'dsarchiv' kann aufgrund von "Eine oder mehrere virtuelle Maschinen sind weiterhin darauf registriert" nicht unmounted werden. Beheben Sie das Problem und wiederholen Sie den Vorgang. (it's German for: "resource is in use. One or more VMs are registered on it")


      (directly on host)

      Failed - The resource 'dsarchiv' is in use.


      I've tried everything I could find on Google, including lsof-ing, ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation setting (which previouls did point to the datastore in question, but now I switched it to point to another one). The datastore is empty, is just has few files (.fbb.sf  .fdc.sf  .pb2.sf  .pbc.sf  .sbc.sf .vh.sf) and one folder (.sdd.sf ). Any idea what's the reason for not being able to unmount?


      What would happen if I simply destroy the array in RAID-controller while ESXi is running, would there be any consequences?