The issue has cleared on its own. The alert is gone and the VIM_DiskFiles table no longer lists the phantom log files. i can only assume the process that refreshes the files on the datastore occurs at some very low polling interval. I would like to know how to change this interval and/or force it to run when needed. Is this possible?
I would wager these are the polling intervals you will want to take a look at:
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Not exactly the same use case, but likely relates to what you're seeing.
Additionally, on the Orion console if you edit the properties for the VM Host/Guest directly there are polling intervals there as well, but those should be for different statistics.
You can force a poll from inside the VMAN appliance under the setup tab at the top there is a tab to the left with the collection schedules (can't remember the exact name and don't have access to my appliance ATM). There are performance metrics that are collected every 10 minutes by default and there are what they call configuration metrics collected every 12 hours. I would have to guess that datastore file info falls under the configuration group.
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