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Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine After Virtual Hardware Upgrade if the Virtual Machine Has Additional Append/Undoable Mode Disk on Different Datastores (1003138)

Details

If a virtual machine has more than one hard disk that reside on different datastores on an ESX Server 2.5.x host, then after an ESX Server upgrade to version 3.5, followed by a VMFS file system and virtual hardware upgrade, powering on the virtual machine fails with the following error message:
 
File was not found.

If the virtual hardware is not upgraded, the virtual machine can be powered on.

Solution

There is no workaround.

Keywords

File was not found

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