Omid-Shojaee
Contributor
Contributor

The installation disk is not recognized as a datastore

Hello,

My mini-server has 2 hard disks: 1xSSD and 1xHDD.

ESXi 7.0 (update 3) is installed on the SSD.

However, that disk is not available as a datastore.

This is what I see in the "Datastores" tab:

3.png

But that is the HDD not the SSD.

 

In the "Devices" tab I see the SSD:

1.png

 

But when I try to create a new datastore I reach here:

2.png

And I can't move forward.

I also tried to repartition the SSD by deleting that big VMFSL partition but it failed.

 

Please assist.

 

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Kinnison
Expert
Expert

Hi,


What you have seen is not new in absolute terms, it coincides with the introduction of the ESXi version 7.0 product and has as an explanation in what is written in the official documentation, you can consult it here:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.esxi.upgrade.doc/GUID-474D003B-C6FB-465D-BC...


Regards,
Ferdinando

 

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