Hi good day,
I accidentally removed a hard disk while vCenter is running. It happened that the disk was used as a storage by the vCenter itself. When I realized that this was so, I re-attach the disk immediately. I rebooted esxi, and the vcenter was unable to start. Since I can no longer use the vCenter, I manage the esxi server through the web console. At the web console, I have found out that the disk was missing in the storage. There should be three HGST 8Tb, but there are only two. I have attached a syslog in case someone is interested.
How do I troubleshoot this? I do not know where to start.
I only have the essentials kit license.
Thank you for any advice.
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You indicate that you removed a disk, this was a physical disk on the ESXi server?
Or you removed a virtual disk in the VM of the Vcenter Server Appliance ?
What make and model of server are you using?
What disk controller are you using?
Do you have some kind of RAID configuration in the disk controller?
I removed a physical disk. And good thing is that only the vCenter is running on it, and I think I can re-install it somewhere.
The server is from SuperMicro, but it was not the one that was tested by VMWare's HCL. But it sure running fine with esxi for about more than two months now.
There is no RAID configuration.
For the disk controller, this is only I can provide:
Fusion-MPT 12GSAS SAS3008 PCI-Express
Sunrise Point-H AHCI Controller
ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller
I've reported your post so moderators are notified to move it to the correct place (ESXi Discussions)
Run the following commands on a SSH connection to the ESXi host, and paste your results
List out all the devices being detected by the ESXi host.
# esxcfg-scsidevs -c
List the volumes available to the host. This includes VMFS, NAS and VFAT partitions
# esxcli storage filesystem list