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ESXi 6.7 no detect drives after RAID card upgrade

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Dell R720 I have upgraded from H310 to H710 raid card, my vdisks detect and auto imported over and I am able to see the disks in Windows, iDrac etc but ESXi no longer sees these? Do I need to edit the esx.conf like I had to do in order to repair "orphaned" nfs share. ESXi see's the raid card in the hardware tab.

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I followed VMware Knowledge Base  and now this is the output of the command I believe I have fixed it then

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So in the CLI I can see all of my disks but not in the gui? is there a way to import these?

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My disks are on the devices what do I do now?pastedImage_0.png

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IRIX201110141
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You have to create a VMFS based Datastore.

If there is already a VMFS on that LUNs and your ESXi see these filesystems in the past than most likely he detect these datastore as snapshots. Please share a

esxcfg-volume -l

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Capture6.PNGHi I have been following so many crappy KBs to restore my VMFS that I have probably destroyed it now and I am just going to restore from backups as to fix in ESXi is taking far too long and it's absolutely crap with dealing with orphaned devices/configs. The extents where not missing until I tried to rebuild the partition table as VMWARE KB said that could be a problem.

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IRIX201110141
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Sorry i cant help you with extends or mis-configurated partitiontable.

We are a Dell shop and performing FW upgrades is part of my job and i never loose a datastore.

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I followed VMware Knowledge Base  and now this is the output of the command I believe I have fixed it then

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louij2
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So I tried resign the VMFS but that made them not appear at all now when I do esxcfg-volume -l

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snapshot.PNGOkay so they have mounted after reboot like snapshots now how do I convert them?

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IRIX201110141
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If you have already resigned them you can just rename them to the old name and youre done.

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louij2
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Yes just renamed and got my VMs back now. This has taken me nearly 24 hours to fix would have been quicker to just rebuild my array again

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