I'm quite new to Vmware ESXi any did a complete clean install 2 days ago. Since then I'm struggeling to get a new datastore online. I'm using a HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server. Installing VmWare ESXi went without no problems. I installed in on the onboard SD-card. In my drive-cage i'm using 3.5 inch drives. The strange thing is that I can install datastores on the original HP SAS drives but cannot install them in WB Red SATA drives. I tried to delete partitions, recreate them, format them on other systems, etc. But everytime i try to create a datastore on these drives I get the following error:
Failed to create VMFS datastore [name] - Operation failed, diagnostics report: Unable to create Filesystem, please see VMkernel log for more details: Failed to create VMFS on device [devicename]
2017-07-26T02:10:42.286Z cpu6:67715 opID=9a996b97)World: 12230: VC opID b81ade47 maps to vmkernel opID 9a996b97
2017-07-26T02:10:42.286Z cpu6:67715 opID=9a996b97)LVM: 12525: LVMProbeDevice failed with status "Device does not contain a logical volume".
2017-07-26T02:10:42.357Z cpu1:66119)nhpsa: hpsa_vmkScsiCmdDone:5239: Sense data: error code: 0x70, key: 0x5, info:00 00 00 00 , cmdInfo:00 00 00 00 , CmdSN: 0xd78, worldId: 0x0, Cmd: 0x16, ASC: 0x20, ASCQ: 0x0
2017-07-26T02:10:42.357Z cpu1:66119)ScsiDeviceIO: 2962: Cmd(0x439500b50400) 0x16, CmdSN 0xd78 from world 0 to dev "naa.50014ee6abd75c37" failed H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data: 0x5 0x20 0x0.
2017-07-26T02:10:42.383Z cpu6:67715 opID=9a996b97)LVM: 10306: LVMProbeDevice failed on (3504922176, naa.50014ee6abd75c37:2): Device does not contain a logical volume
2017-07-26T02:10:42.383Z cpu6:67715 opID=9a996b97)FSS: 2295: Failed to create FS on dev [naa.50014ee6abd75c37:2] fs [teststore2] type [vmfs3] fbSize 1048576 => Not supported
Can anyone tell me the problem (and solution :-))
ESXi often can not create VMFS-partitions on disks that are already partitioned.
So it often helps to wipe the existing disks with zeros using another host or a Linux LiveCD.
I have the same issue too
You need to delete existing partition from device naa.50014ee6abd75c37
You can do this with partedUtil from CLI in any ESXi version or you can use Web Client starting from vcenter 6.0 version
Look here with pictures Delete partitions in VMware ESXi 6 via GUI – 4sysops