I am configuring two identical HP C-Class blades connected to an EVA SAN. Both have the QLogic QLA2432 HBAs. Both Servers detect the HBA in BIOS, but only one displays the HBA in 'Storage Adapters'. I have tried to rescan many times including a re-install of ESX, all to no avail.
ESX just does not seem to detect the devices. Any pointers?
Did you try Creating a datastore by Selecting "Add Storage" on Storage Wizard? You always need to Create the datastore if it is newly created LUN.
Do you have data within the LUNs?? Or there should be some active volume present within the LUNs and you may need to recreate the LUNs again..
and in /proc/scsi/ you should see a directory qla2xxx and below your controller.
You can check the file /proc/vmware/pci too (cat /proc/vmware/pci | grep vmhba).
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Thanks for all your input, as it turns out the mezzanine slot 1 of the server seems not to pick up the HBA. When i move the HBA into slot 2 or 3 ESX picks up and installs the drivers.
So this appears to be a hardware failure.
Hello ! I Up this topic cause i've the same problem.
Actually, i couldn't change the slot of the hba. so did u have any ideas to resolve it without move hba.
My server is an IBM X3650, QLA2432 x2.
My pci files -->
003:00.0 14e4:164c 1014:0342 Ethernet Broadcom 3/ 16/0x69 A V bnx2 vmnic0
004:00.0 9005:0286 1014:9580 RAID Adaptec 10/ 17/0x89 A V aacraid_esx30 vmhba0
005:00.0 1166:0103 0000:0000 PCI/PCI SrvrWrks 006 C
006:00.0 14e4:164c 1014:0342 Ethernet Broadcom 10/ 17/0x89 A V bnx2 vmnic1
007:00.0 1077:2432 1077:0137 FC QLogic 7/ 18/0x91 A V qla2300_707 vmhba1
016:00.0 1077:2432 1077:0137 FC QLogic 3/ / A V vmhba2
I have this message on my screen when ESX boot :
CPU0:1024:PCI: 1663 failed for 016:00.0
please help me ! (i'll open a call on vmware support fr, if nobody have the solution)
Hi Cyc!0n3, during troubleshooting i reinstalled ESX. But the problem lay with the HBA. I placed it into another server, it worked for several hours and then failed. If the HBA is detected in the original install then you dont need to reinstall.