vSan does not see disks in Gui

Rand__

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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:
 

Rand__

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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
 

Rand__

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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;)
 

billc.cn

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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;)
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.