Hidden Floppy device attached to a VM therefore still shown on an empty datastore

I recently discovered a situation where a virtual machine was still showing on a datastore that was literally empty. There where no files leftover and also nothing like ISO or configuration stuff pointed to the old datastore.
The problem was, the VM had a floppy device configured that was not visible through the vSphere UI

It showed up when using PowerCLI

get-vm VM_Name| Get-FloppyDrive

FloppyImagePath      HostDevice                   RemoteDevice
---------------      ----------                   ------------

Removing it was done also via PowerCLI.

get-vm VM_Name|| Get-FloppyDrive | Remove-FloppyDrive

And magically VM is no longer registerd to that Datastore and i can go on decommissioning it.



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