taberke
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Contributor

unable to mount device for added storage for datastore

How do I remount a device that shows up in a Host Configuration Device but not Datastore.  I tried to add storage for the host but there is no DISK/LUN that shows up to add??   I have rescanned all hoping it would find it - running ESXi 5.1

suggestions on things to try?

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Titanomachia
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You can try from the CLI. I am assuming it doesn't have data on it.


VMware KB: Manually creating a VMFS volume using vmkfstools -C

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bayupw
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What is the device status on the Host Configuration Device?
Is it Mounted?
If it is not mounted yet, try to Attach the device (highlight, right click, attach)

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taberke
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The device is attached but doesn't show up in an add storage with a valid LUN - from datastorage is seems invisible but from device it shows up like I should be able to add it.  It does have data on it that I want to try and get off - I am moving from an old SAN to a new SAN and was in the middle of detaching devices - I now want to re-mount it

it does show up on the host in a storage core device list - Status ON

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taberke
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Contributor

it is attached - just can't add to datastore -

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Titanomachia
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Enthusiast

What is the output from esxcli storage vmfs snapshot list?

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taberke
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snapshot list doesn't show anything - # is returned

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Titanomachia
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Initiate another host scan and then view the kernel.log

Is there a name conflict? Do you gave a datastore with the same name that it previously used?

This document is useful to viewing the lun and information about it.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=101495...

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