After several host network issues some of the VMs in the inventory were displayed as orphaned. No worries, this is an easy one 🙂
However in this state the VMs are not usable, but a few options are still available. To recover them there are the following possibilities:
- simply migrate (cold vMotion) the orphaned VMs to another ESXi host. After the re-registration they will be active again.
- remove (unregister) the VMs from the inventory, open the Datastore and add (register) the .vmx file to the vCenter server.
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