A vSphere server was booted with a thumb drive plugged in. This morning an admin removed the thumb drive thinking the ESX had not mounted the device but I'm not seeing email alerts from the device via vCenter:
Stateless event alarm
Lost connectivity to storage device mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0. Path vmhba32:C0:T0:L0 is down. Affected datastores: Unknown.
I can't for the life of me figure out how to stop this. Here is the path info:
]# esxcfg-mpath -L
vmhba34:C0:T2:L0 state:dead (no device) vmhba34 0 2 0 MASK_PATH dead san iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:ifshesx12-4fd69a55
vmhba32:C0:T0:L0 state:dead (no device) vmhba32 0 0 0 NMP dead local usb.vmhba32 usb.0:0
Can anyone offer a suggestion on how to appease this ESX server? The device doesn't show up via a df/vdf so there doesn't really appear to be anything to unmount.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Not sure if this issue is resolved at your end. I encountered the same in my infra.
VMHBA32 adapter was showing a path dead, and vCenter is sending alarm for the same.
I tried to rescan on the vmhba32 adapter (Vcenter > Host > Configuration > Storage adapters > vmhba32 ) right click on it and say rescan.
It removed the entry as it was a stale entry.
This resolved the issue.