I have a problem. My vSphere 4 host virtual machine is powered on, but is not accessible via the network (I don't know what is wrong with it, for reasons that will soon become clear).
Because my vSphere host is clearly in a bad state, I can't connect to the vSphere centre to manage my cluster. So I logged onto each blade in the cluster (all 10 of them, ESXi 4), and I can't find the vSphere VM listed in any of their individual inventories.
Which makes me believe that the VM is orphaned, but still powered up, on one of the blades.
Is there any way I can get the machine back into a local blade's inventory? I know I can add it to the inventory by browsing the SAN datastore, but I won't be able to start it if it's already running on another blade!