Lots of people seem to have this problem but none of their solutions have worked for me.
Situation: 4 ESX hosts in a cluster all connected to the same 2 LUNs on a netapp filer by ISCSI. 2 hosts work fine, but the other 2 dont see the VMFS. The LUN is connected and visible, however, but its just not seeing any VMFS on it, and Add Storage thinks the disk is blank.
I tried putting LVM.resignature to 1 but that didnt help.
Neither did multiple reboots, rescans, refreshes, disconnect/reconnect, restart iscsi on netapp, etc etc etc....
Any help appreciated.
On Netapp the lun ID applies to the whole group and then you just add the ESX iqn's to that group, so I dont think its even possible for them lun id's to be different.
They are also the same on all the ESX's (0 and 1).
Did you change the default iqn on the ESX hosts?
No, its the same it always was.
As a side note, these two ESXs were on a different cluster with different LUNs before, and worked fine. I removed them from that cluster, disconnected the iscsi targets etc, and moved them over. Don't know if this could in any way be related.
But I'm going to try and add a "fresh" esx install into this cluster and see if that behaves the same way.