Hilmansl009
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After Firmware Upgrade, , VMware ESXI 6.7 failed to detect datastore.

Hi, I want to ask. After we upgrade the IBM System X3850 X5, our vmware esxi 6.7 did not recognize the datastore.

Please kindly help me. It's urgent.

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Best Regard

Hilman

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MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

IBM System X3850 X5 is not supported by ESXi 6.7. The latest supported versions of ESXi is 6.0 U3.

VMware Compatibility Guide - System Search

You should downgrade to the firmware that was recently working.

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Hilmansl009
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MartinGustafsson​ Could you provide me step by step to downgrade the firmware ?

I don't know the version of the firmware before i'm doing firmware update and is it possible to revert back the firmware upgrade ?

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MartinGustafsso
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Sorry. You will have to check with IBM on how to downgrade the firmware.

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EricChigoz
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Hello,

Is this production or test environment?

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asajm
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Hi Hilmansl009

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gregsn
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It appears that ESXi is seeing your disk/RAID volume, but isn't mounting it.  You could try clicking on New datastore and see if it allows you to mount the existing disk/volume.  Do NOT format the disk/volume.  It may also ask you if you want to write a new signature to the datastore, which shouldn't be necessary.

I've seen this happen on other RAID controller driver/firmware updates and remounting the datastore manually usually resolves the issue.

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Immortal
Immortal

We are already working on it - right now we extract the most important VM to an NFS datastore using a sh-script with 62000 lines

Ulli

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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Hilmansl009
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Already try to remounting it, but still the disk missing when try to remount the datastore. We decide to reinstall the system. Thanks

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Hilmansl009
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it's quality test server

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