My Esxi host was messing with me
Some virtual servers where unregistered due to, I dunno. Even after reboot the vmware server lost all its config settings. SSH login password was gone, network was gone ..
So after going back to factory defaults within the GUI I restarted the device, loaded the license key and I saw that all VM’s were gone ..
With following command I got them, one by one, back
vim-cmd solo/registervm /vmfs/volumes/datastore_name/VM_directory/VM_name.vmx
if there is a space in the VM_directory escape it by using “VM_directory” (use quotes)