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ESXi VSPhere 6.5 essential storage warning

I have a Dell R720xd

Host has 256 GB RAM and 16 1.2 TB drives setup as raid 10 array, currently not in production. Booting from mirror SD cards,  logs relocated to main attached storage.

VMWare ESXi 6.5   using dell image   6.5 U3 (VSPhere Essential license)

Had one drive fail, swapped it out and array is sill acring like its initializing with all drives are flashing (green) , been that way for few days

VCenter reports Critical Storage Alert seeing multiple warning   System Board 1  Drive 0 0  Warning   Reading : 17

repeats for Drive 0 0 to Drive 0 14

Should I be worried or is this normal?  Shutdown and raid controller does not indicate any problems with drives

Not sure whats up.  Hoping to use this machine for another 10 months before i have no choice but to replace it to move to newer version.

see screen shot below Machine hast 24 drive bays,  16 populated..

vmwarewarning.jpg

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Have you try the "reset sensor" and "update" after fixing all problem within the PERC?  In the SEL are no new problems?

You can install OMSA and iDRACTools(not sure if its for 6.5 or only 6.7) to get insight into your Server trough ESXi. You use the lightwave OMSA trough a full blown OMSA on Windows/Linux by click on the bottom on "remote node".

Regards,
Joerg

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Hey, hope you are doing fine.

Is it possible that data is resyncing?
Have you used Dell's custom esxi image?

Warm regards

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Yep, used the Dell ISO.   cleared errors and they return after a while.  Booted in to lifecycle controller and ran diags. Initial test came back clean, running deeper tests now....

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Have run all the diagnostics on the embedded tools  quick and extended and no issues reported.   Going to move forward with the unit for now and will eventually move it to a non-production role.

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I'm seeing the exact same issue on a PowerEdge R640 running ESXi 7.0

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