lynxloco
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Unable to add existing datastore without formatting.

As the title says I can't add a datastore without formatting the entire partition. Does anyone have a way to fix this? I've searched countless forums and still no cigar.

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Can you give me more details about this issue and let me know data store type . I can add NFS data store  without formatting ....

Regards,

Randhir

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ganeshgv
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Hi lynxloco,

Please try below mentioned procedure it may useful.

Putty(SSH) into the Esxi host(which is not showing the Luns) and type esxcfg-volume -l ,

this command will list any usable LUNs that are NOT mounted, if no LUNs are displayed it means all your LUNs have been mounted.

If you see any LUNs listed from the command above, type this to mount each LUN one at a time

esxcfg-volume -m "vmfs_label_name" , the lable name should be the friendly name you gave the LUN when originally formatted.

- Ganesh GV

lynxloco
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Hi Ganesh,

Esxcfg-volume -l does not return any volumes, even if I detach them manually.

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lynxloco
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I've also edited the question to include a screenshot.

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hvdheurik
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Thx ! You saved my life ! (and my images...)

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