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Issues adding VMDK

I am using ESXI 6.5 eval edition...  I built a 2016 windows server, then add and existing disk(size 850GB).  When I boot, it says not operating system found.   I remove the added VMDK and boot and works fine.  From here I can added the vmdk and it shows up in the windows server.  However. when I go into the VM settings to change to independent  the file size shows 40GB.. thinking ok.. maybe a GUI issues, so I hit save...

then I get the error message.. Failed to reconfigure virtual machine HDC. Unable to access file <filename>.vmdk -

This is strange, in the VM I can see and all all files... and when I browse the Datastore I can see the vmdk???

Please any help would be great.

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issue was resolved, previously the hard drive had been part of a broken snap shot.  Once I fixed the parameters of the vmdk, it started working correctly.

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As a first step, please check which version of the  ESXi Embedded Host Client you have, and consider to update it to the latest one.

André

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LandLord323
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I am not sure how to tell which version is installed?  the version installed was downloaded on March 11, 2018.

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LandLord323
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so I tried to add via VMWorkstation 14  and I get the follow settings...

VMAddVMDK.PNG

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issue was resolved, previously the hard drive had been part of a broken snap shot.  Once I fixed the parameters of the vmdk, it started working correctly.

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