0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2018 7:21 PM by m4000plus

    Unable to mount datastore.

    m4000plus Lurker

      Trying to mount a datastore after a shutdown (possible that datastore filled up

       

      VMware ESXi 6.0.0 (Build 3620759) is running on the first disk connected to the server and is also acting as a datastore but is not showing. I have a second disk that is acting as a datastore as well but this is showing fine (t10.ATA_____WDC_WD740GD2D32FLA0).

       

      I have tried adding storage and the device is shown (t10.ATA_____WDC_WD740ADFD2D00NLR1) but when I try and add I get the following error message - Either the selected disk already has a VMFS datastore or the host cannot perform a partition table conversion. Select another disk.

       

      Is there a way to recovery from this please?

       

      Wondering if similar to this issue but it didn't really help other than starting over: [SOLVED] ESXI 6 Datastore showing in Storage -Devices but Storage - Datastores - Spiceworks

       

      [root@esxi:~] fdisk -lu

       

      ***

      *** The fdisk command is deprecated: fdisk does not handle GPT partitions.  Please use partedUtil

      ***

       

      Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT

       

      Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD740ADFD2D00NLR1_________________________WD2DWMANS1289146: 145226112 sectors,  138M

      Logical sector size: 512

      Disk identifier (GUID): e694204d-9874-4129-b0a2-6bd55ec9ef41

      Partition table holds up to 128 entries

      First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 145226078

       

      Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

         1              64            8191        8128   0700

         2         7086080        15472639       8190K   0700

         3        15472640       145226078        123M   0700

         5            8224          520191        499K   0700

         6          520224         1032191        499K   0700

         7         1032224         1257471        219K   0700

         8         1257504         1843199        571K   0700

         9         1843200         7086079       5120K   0700

      Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT

       

      Disk /dev/disks/t10.ATA_____WDC_WD740GD2D32FLA0______________________WD2DWMAKE10129810000000000: 145226112 sectors,  138M

      Logical sector size: 512

      Disk identifier (GUID): 5ba84fe0-28f7-489d-b89a-424c17cdd2b0

      Partition table holds up to 128 entries

      First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 145226078

       

      Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name

         1             128       145226072        138M   0700