CTSTech
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Datastore Missing?

Running ESXi 5.1.0 with local storage and had some VMs crash.  Found one of the Datastores was missing.  Rebooted ESXi and the Datastore is still missing and the VMs show up as "Unknown (inaccessible)" etc.

If I try and Add Storage, it sees a Local Disk but says the Partition Format is Unknown and the hard disk is blank.

How can I troubleshoot this?

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julienvarela
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HI,

Can you attach hostd and vmkernel log please.

Thank you.

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
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CTSTech
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Here you go:

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CTSTech
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Also, when I try and Add Storage - it sees the Local Disk, but has no VMFS Label.  It is the mpx.vmhba1:C0:T1:L0 Disk.

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julienvarela
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Hi,

You have an serious issue, Failed:NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:2319: Cmd 0x1a (0x412400806b00, 0) to dev "mpx.vmhba1:C0:T1:L0" on path "vmhba1:C0:T1:L0" Failed: H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data: 0x5 0x20 0x0. Act:NONE

Please open a SR : http://www.vmware.com/support/contacts/

Regards,

Julien

Regards, J.Varela http://vthink.fr
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continuum
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First thing to do is to fix / r3estore the partitiontable with partedutil.
If that does not help - read the volume with vmfs-fuse from a Linux LiveCD


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Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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CTSTech
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Would this command restore it?

partedUtil setptbl "/vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba1:C0:T1:L0" gpt "1 2048 716531130 AA31E02A400F11DB9590000C2911D1B8"

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CTSTech
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Continuum, is that the correct command?

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continuum
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Hi
sorry for late reply - call me via skype if its urgent

to check the command I would need to see the result of partedUt     get ... first


________________________________________________
Do you need support with a VMFS recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
I do not support Workstation 16 at this time ...

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