Recover Deleted .vmx file

what if you mistakenly  delete virtual machine configuration file .vmx Or configuration file can be corrupt.

To resolve the issue



Log in to vSphere Client or web Client

Note: By creating new vmx , it creates a new MAC address for new configuration file.

1- Select Affected Virtual Machine and Right Click  and Remove from Inventory


2- Right Click on ESXi Host and Create New Virtual Machine, Select Custom


3- Click Next change RAM and CPU setting and if you need to

4- In disk Type wizard, Select Existing Virtual Disk


5- Select the VMDK , whose configuration file corrupted or deleted


Now if it is not get online automatically , Browse virtual machine datastore and right click on .vmx file and select Add to inventory .


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