3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 26, 2012 3:30 AM by yezdi

    Tool for gather ESXi hard disk information

    Nikhil Patwa Expert

      Hi,

      I need a tool or anyway to gather physical hard disk information of ESXi host such as disk size, RPM, model (SAS, SATA).

       

      The ESXi hardware status tab under storage only provides information on how many hard disks are there and what RAID configuration is setup.

       

      I can get the information by physically going to the server room but would like a tool to gather such information. I use RVTools but it does not record physical hard disk information.

       

      Looking forward to some responses.

       

      Nikhil

        • 1. Re: Tool for gather ESXi hard disk information
          Nikhil Patwa Expert

          Any responses from the community...am sure there must be a way to find out hard disk information...

           

          Nikhil

          • 2. Re: Tool for gather ESXi hard disk information
            yezdi Master
            vExpert

            Use esxcfg-scsidevs -l , it will give the physical hard drive details.

             

             

             

            ~ # esxcfg-scsidevs -l
            mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
               Device Type: Direct-Access
               Size: 3824 MB
               Display Name: Local USB Direct-Access (mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0)
               Multipath Plugin: NMP
               Console Device: /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
               Devfs Path: /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
               Vendor: Kingston  Model: DT 101 G2         Revis: PMAP
               SCSI Level: 2  Is Pseudo: false Status: on
               Is RDM Capable: false Is Removable: true
               Is Local: true  Is SSD: false
               Other Names:
                  vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30
               VAAI Status: unsupported
            t10.ATA_____VB0250EAVER_____________________________6VMVWZX0____________
               Device Type: Direct-Access
               Size: 238475 MB
               Display Name: Local ATA Disk (t10.ATA_____VB0250EAVER_____________________________6VMVWZX0____________)
               Multipath Plugin: NMP
               Console Device: /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____VB0250EAVER_____________________________6VMVWZX0____________
               Devfs Path: /vmfs/devices/disks/t10.ATA_____VB0250EAVER_____________________________6VMVWZX0____________
               Vendor: ATA       Model: VB0250EAVER       Revis: HPG0
               SCSI Level: 5  Is Pseudo: false Status: on
               Is RDM Capable: false Is Removable: false
               Is Local: true  Is SSD: false
               Other Names:
                  vml.010000000036564d56575a5830202020202020202020202020564230323530
               VAAI Status: unknown
            • 3. Re: Tool for gather ESXi hard disk information
              yezdi Master
              vExpert

              You can run this command direct from the console of ESXi or from a SSH session.