vSan does not see disks in Gui

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  1. Rand__

    Rand__ Well-Known Member

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    So trying to build a test cluster and cobbled together a few servers.

    2 are fine, the third is acting up - disks are not visible in vSan disk selection.
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    They are visible on cli though
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    and o/c on the HBA
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    I thought it might be due the expander backplane i had in use so i swapped that to a -A, but no deal.

    I swapped drives with another box, it worked fine there and the swapped in one does not show up either ...
    I am kind a lost :eek:
     
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    Try wiping all partitions from the disks using the physical disks page.
     
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    There are no partitions on them any more, they had partition issues so i recreated with
    partedUtil mklabel ... gpt

    Also, same disk is seen fine in another box.

    Will try to switch out the HBA next
     
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    No change with new HBA. Also tried creating datastores and wiping again, also no luck :(
     
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    I found it - the host in question had a vastly different time set up (one year difference).
    One i activated ntp the disks showed up. Seems i don't have ntp high enough (or at all) on my 'post-install activities):)

    One for the pre-check if vmware would listen to non business customers.
    Or maybe it's in the manual, have not checked;)
     
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    Hmmm, host profiles (if you have the license) is your friend. I teardown/setup ESXi on weekly bases for tests and cannot imagine setting everything up manually.
     
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