Hi everyone, we currently have a Vcenter 5.5 that has 3 hosts connected to it
Host 1 that is ESXI 5.5.0 (Build # 1331820) Dell Poweredge R420
Host 2 ESXI 5.5.0 Build # 2068190 on a Poweredge R520
Host 3 ESXI 5.5.0 Build #2068190 on Poweredge R510
The issue i'm having is that Host #1 doesn't show the storage sensor on either Vcenter or Vsphere client, which can be annoying if a disk fail
All 3 hosts have ESXI installed on a USB stick and the VMs are on a Datastore that are on the local disk of each host.
I've read that there was a bug in ESXI 5.5 that can make the storage sensor not shown. So today I just updated host #1 from ESXI 5.5.0 Build 1131820 to ESXI 5.5.0 Build 2403361 in hope it fixed the problem.s
The update went fine, but sadly both Vcenter and Vsphere client still does not show the storage sensor but only on host #1, host 2 and 3 shows the storage.
I cannot update ESXI higher then that atm, since i'd have to update the Vcenter first.
Is there a way to solve my problem without having to update the ESXI and if possible to not have anymore downtime?
Thanks for the possible help
Sorry dumb questions time:
Hi, we do not use Open Manage System Administrator on any of the hosts
As for the Raid controllers
The host that doesn't show the senser use a PERC H310 Mini Monolithics
While the 2 that shows uses
PercH700 integrated and the other uses a Perc710 Mini
Also for the host that doesn'T work i'm able to see the disk as a storage, so the ESXI see the storage since I can add a datastore, but the sensor doesn't show
I would try to look for the LSI vibs in the Dell customized ISO or LSI's website and install it on the host.
Should be LSI Megaraid but you can check that with : esxcfg-scsidevs -a
The credit goes there: http://blog.mwpreston.net/2012/07/17/dell-storage-missing-from-vmware-health-status/
If it doesn't work you can still enable email alerts on the idrac :s