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disk listed under storage devices but not on the vSAN claim list

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Hi,

Setting up an all flash cluster with 2 disk groups per server, each server has 2 smaller all flash disks that will be used for the cache tier per disk group.

The issue is that when I go to setup the vSAN/claim disks, I can only see one of these listed per server, the other disks that will act as the capacity tier all show up fine for each server.

I confirmed that both smaller disks show up under storage devices, any idea why one of these would not be listed to be claimed for vSAN use?

Disk controller is a DELL HBA330 Mini and ESXI is 6.5U2

Thanks

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GreatWhiteTec
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If the drives have existing partitions, it will not show up as available to use for vSAN. From the web client you can confirm/delete any partitions on those drives.

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GreatWhiteTec
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If the drives have existing partitions, it will not show up as available to use for vSAN. From the web client you can confirm/delete any partitions on those drives.

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A+, DCSE, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, MCDBA, NCDA, NCIE-SAN, NCIE-BR, VCP4, VCP5, VCP5-DT, VCAP5-DCA _____________________ If you find this or any other answer useful please consider awarding points by marking the answer correct or helpful.

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