marius1
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Troubleshooting a "Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateVmfsDatastore" for object "datastoreSystem-186934" on vCenter Server "<servername>" failed."

I created a new LUN on an HP P4300 Lefthand cluster.

When I try to add the new datastore to my ESXi 5.5 host I get the following error:

 

Call "HostDatastoreSystem.CreateVmfsDatastore" for object "datastoreSystem-186934" on vCenter Server "<servername>" failed.

I can't detect the problem causing the error.

How can I troubleshoot and solve it?

Regards

marius 

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continuum
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Is the LUN connected via iSCSI ? - then create a partitiontable first. You can do that with any Windows 7 or later. No need to format anything - just create a partitiontable.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
marius1
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Thank you for the answer.

Do you mean mapping the iSCSI LUN from a Windows box and just initialize it?

Regards

marius

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continuum
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Yes - that always worked for me.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - call me via skype "sanbarrow"
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