Hi all - This is probably a simple one but I am having issues getting my brain started this AM.
ESX 3.0.2, currently no SAN (will be up in a few days) I want to create a VM to start testing network, etc.
During the install, we did not create any VMFS on local disk and did leave free unpartitioned space.
What would be my process for creating a VMFS on my unpartitioned local SCSI.
Thanks in advance
Use 'esxcfg-vmhbadevs' to establish the device names used by the Service Console and the VMkernel for local storage. (/dev/sda or /dev/cciss are example service console name and vmhba0:0:0 is an example vmkernel)
Use 'fdisk' on the service console to create a partition on the device and make it type 'fb'
Then create a VMFS using
'vmkfstools -C vmfs3 -S <YOURvmfsNAME> vmhba0:0:0:<partitionNUMBER>'
refresh the VI client.
You can also connect to the host via the VIC directly and under Configuration you should be able to create a VMFS on the local storage if one is not already there. In general the install will autocreate a VMFS on the remaining local storage and label it as storage1.
Edward L. Haletky, author of the forthcoming 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', publishing January 2008, (c) 2008 Pearson Education. Available on Rough Cuts at http://safari.informit.com/9780132302074