So this is just a mystery at least to me. I had a vmdk file on local host storage simply disappear one day. (we rebuilt from scratch). But the folder remains with some files inside including .vmx & .vmx.lck In vsphere trying to right click and delete the folder or files results in a generic error.
drop to SSH nav to the datastore and folder. From folder rm -rf foldername and i get every file in folder results as rm cannot remove invalid argument.
if i attempt each individual file i get the same error rm filename 'invalid argument'. I have tried rmdir but the directory isn't empty so that is an issue.
i tried chmod 777 filename just to ensure i have full but i also get 'invalid argument'
vmfstools -B gives me an error of cannot break link.
This folder is not important to me but eating up too much space is there anyway to just delete it? am i doing something incorrectly?
Last note this is the local store that has ESXI OU itself installed so i don't think i can simply format but if i could i would.