Had our ESXi host experience an "ungraceful" shutdown (power fail). Upon rebooting our Server 2019 VM boots to the blue "repair" screen and cannot be repaired - only option is to restore or reinstall.
Logs just show that an "error has occurred and cannot boot" message. Two other VMs (Linux variant) boot fine after power restore.
Hardware is an HP DL380 G9. It shows an "unknown status" on the PERC controller battery.
Would this PERC controller battery be causing an issue?
YES - plan is to replace it immediately - was just trying to get some insight into what may be the issue.