Mbuyisa
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Proliant DL380 Gen9 - The ESXi host does not have persistant storage. With 2 x 1TB

The ESXi 5.5 version installed was the Sept 2015, update 2 from HP. It loaded on the Remote HP logical volume 931.48 GB but i still see no storage. I tried adding, refresh but it all does not work. Please assist

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a_p_
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Which RAID controller is installed in the host system?

How do the installation partitions look like (you can see the partitions by viewing a datastore's properties)?

André

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Mbuyisa
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Thanks a.p.

Also new to VmWare, but i  suppose its RAID 1 and as for the partitions, please see below;

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a_p_
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These screenshots unfortunately don't contain the required information. They only show that there's an iSCSI Software Adapter, but nothing about the RAID controller, nor the mentioned 2 1TB disks.

André

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mcrape
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Hi there - do you have any other storage aside from the disk(s) that you installed ESXi to? ESXi will use up the whole partition for the OS and won't let you use it for VMs. If this is the case, you might be better off installing ESXi to a USB key or a SD card. You might also want to check out the HP customized ESXi install images: HP and VMware’s infrastructure as a service solution | Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Mbuyisa
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Hi Gents,

Problem solved - to see the storage, this particular server needs the latest ESXI 5.5 November 2015. Now i see the storage. Thanks guys.

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