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How to clear stale locks in VMware and NFSv4.1

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Applies to
  • vSphere 6.5 or later
  • ONTAP 9
  • NFS

A virtual machine cannot be powered on. This may occur after

  • the ESXi host on which the VM was running has crashed 
  • a power on attempt for the VM occurs on another host.

Reviewing the vmware.log in question shows 'connection timed out' when attempting to access the vmdk disk:

2017-07-10T16:25:35.466Z| Worker#0| I125: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEOpen: can't open '/vmfs/volumes/abcedfg-gfeagcf-0000-000000000000/NAS/NAS_1.vmdk' : Connection timed out (7208964).


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