I have a strange problem I can not figure out. I have creatred a new VM and when I try to add a raw iSCSI mapping for my data drive I get a file not found error and the drive does not show up. We have one other server that has a raw mapping and it works fine. The file not found is:
/vmfs/volumes/_1 .vmdk file.
As I am new to VMWare I suspect it is something simple I am missing.
Things I have tried:
Updated ESX Servers to 3.0.2
Updated Virtual center to 2.0.2 build 50618
Deleted and recreated the VM on diffrent host
ESX 3.0.2 (x2)
HA and DRS configured.
HP Blade servers
Equallogic iSCSI SAN.
I have re-confirmed all hardware is on HCL.
Any help appreciated.
Obvious is good. As I am new to VMWare the problem may be obvious to someone else.
Yes I can browse the path. I have done so from the server console and I have created and deleted files in that folder. I can see it from the GUI.
I used the GUI as I have no idea how to do this via CMD line.
Since we are using the default Administrator/root account I think it should not be a rights issue either.
Check the basics, check the basics and recheck the basics.
Found it. Had the storage guy create a volume of 2TB and he created one at 2048GB which is a smidgen over 2TB and ESX only supports 2TB maximum. So when I tried to add it as a raw mapping I got the very uninformative file not found error message in the GUI.
There was a much more informative message in vmkernel log, which I forgot to check before I posted.
Now to have that conversation with the Storage guy. I sure am going to look funny talking to myself.