allanregistos1
Contributor
Contributor

vSphere Storage Unable to Mount

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.

Allan

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e_espinel
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Hello.
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?

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Consultant IBM, Lenovo and VMware.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VMware Technical Solutions Professional Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VTSP-HCI)
VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP) 4 / 5.
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allanregistos1
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Hi e_espinel,

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:

vmhba0 

Fusion-MPT 12GSAS SAS3008 PCI-Express

Unknown

lsi_msgpt3

vmhba1 

Sunrise Point-H AHCI Controller

Unknown

vmw_ahci

vmhba2 

ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller

Unknown

vmw_ahci

 

 

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e_espinel
Expert
Expert

Hello.
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

 

Enrique Espinel
Senior Technical Consultant IBM, Lenovo and VMware.
VMware VSP-SV, VTSP-SV, VMware Technical Solutions Professional Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (VTSP-HCI)
VMware Technical Solutions Professional (VTSP) 4 / 5.
Please mark my comment as the Correct Answer/Kudos if this solution resolved your problem Thank you.
Пожалуйста, отметьте мой комментарий как "Правильный ответ/Кудос", если это решение решило вашу проблему. Спасибо.
allanregistos1
Contributor
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Ok thanks, the disk is undetected from both commands.

Anyway, I guess I should turn off the system to remove the non-working disks.

 

Thanks y'all for the help.

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