My VM will not start after copying it to another datastore on the same host. The VM has vmdk files like these:
-rw——- 1 root root 1739461754880 Oct 31 13:05 CCVPRNYDC01-flat.vmdk
-rw——- 1 root root 632 Oct 31 13:03 CCVPRNYDC01.vmdk
Shut down Windows Server 2012 guest
Renamed that guest
Copied the whole directory to a new datastore attached to same ESXi host
Edited drive paths in vmx file to point to new vmdk location.
“Create/Register VM” to add new guest VM at new location
Started the new guest VM.
Selected “I moved it” at prompt.
I did not reboot the ESXi host (shouldn’t need to)
Running ESXi 6.7.0 Update 3 (Build 14320388) stand-alone, no vSphere, vSan, etc.
No lck files exist in the directory and vmfsfilelockinfo seems ok for all files:
[…] vmfsfilelockinfo -p ./moved-CCVPRNYDC01.vmdk
vmfsfilelockinfo Version 2.0
Looking for lock owners on “moved-CCVPRNYDC01.vmdk”
“moved-CCVPRNYDC01.vmdk” is not locked by any ESX host and is Free
Total time taken : 0.026345498859882355 seconds.
The ESXi web GUI appears to crash and restart when I start this VM also. vmx and log files are attached. What am I missing here?