My environment consists of:
1 Openfiler v2.3 server (clean install - no upgrades performed to bring up-to-date)
1 Dell T105 server w/ free ESXi 4 installed
Windows 7 Ultimate virtual machine
1 iSCSI Target for Windows backup (200GB)
1 iSCSI Target for file storage (1.5TB - external WD My Book) (*Yes, I know this is large. It is used for media storage.)
I have two separate iSCSI Target IQNS for two different initiators. I tried to connect Windows 7 virtual machine to the Openfiler target. Initially, it connected fine and I was able to initialize the disk (via disk management) and assign a drive letter to begin its use. All was fine.
One day the drive hosting the media (1.5TB) was rebooted by the surge protector it was plugged into. Now the Windows 7 VM will not show the drive letter for the iSCSI target. The drive (in Disk Management) reads "unallocated". When I attempt to initialize the disk (the only option available to me), I get "Data Error - Cyclic Redundancy Check" message and it doesn't allow me to initialize it. The disk is still showing actual size/space remaining, so I believe the data is not lost. Is there a way to get this disk to be recognized? And what is causing this issue? This is the second time it has happened... Luckily, I have a backup, but I stii need would like to prevent from happening in the future. Thanks for everyone's help!