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supermancsm
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Unable to create Raw Device Mappings

Runing ESX 3.5 build 176894,

Trying to add RDM to VM but keep getting the following error

A general system error occurred: Internal Error

Failed to create virtual disk /vmfs/volumes/4a08378c-be93d9a6-c206-001d0933c069/XPVM-MGMT-MS/XPVM-MGMT-MS_1.vmdk

LUN is seen by the 2 hosts in the Culster.

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TobiasKracht
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Unable to add a physical mode disk mapping (RDM) to a virtual machine stored on an NFS datastore

StarWind Software R&D

StarWind Software R&D http://www.starwindsoftware.com
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supermancsm
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VM's are located on VMFS Datastores not NFS

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max2479
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Are you adding new or existing RDM?

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tomvr
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Is the LUN you are pointing at also in use by another virtual machine?

Tom

supermancsm
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this is a new LUN

It doesnt matter with new or existing, still get the same error

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udaykumar-blr
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did you select an existing datsatore as a pointer LUN?.

even though the RDM LUN stores data in it, the initial reference should happen via existing vmfs LUN, which is attached to esx.