?
Solved

ESXi 4.1 on HP DL380 G5

Posted on 2010-09-22
5
Medium Priority
?
1,758 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I've have a raid 5 created as a single volume on a DL380 G5.  I then install 4.1 ESXi and I see the 200gb drive available that I install ESXi on.   However, upon setup and booting into vsphere I see only 35gb for the datastore and it's not showing the full data store size of 200gb.  There is only one logical volume raid 5 on this server.  What could cause this to only show 35gb and and extents of the full 200gb?
0
Comment
Question by:Matt Kallmeyer
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:bjove
ID: 33739720
You can create another datastore:
Select Configuration Tab -> Storage -> Add Storage
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:mpiceni
ID: 33742485
Sounds like ESX sees only 1 drive and not the entire RAID volume. This is quite common if the RAID controller is not fully supported by VmWare (for example the onboard Intel ICHxR controllers). Check VmWare HCL to see if your controller is supported. If not, also check this site:
http://www.vm-help.com
it's unofficial, but may help for some particular hardware.
If still no solution, there's no other way than adding a supported add-on controller.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Luciano Patrão
ID: 33742515
Hi

If this a original HP DL380 G5 server, is fully supported and have no issues in the ESX or ESXi

I think you are missing something here. The rest of the is the local storage.

Can you take print screen from your Storage and Storage Adapter in your vCenter client?

Jail
0
 

Author Comment

by:Matt Kallmeyer
ID: 33744382
Here is the storage adapter screenshot, along with the datastore.  I was rounding with the 200gb earlier.  The exact numbers are a little higher.
storage-adapter.jpg
datastore.jpg
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Matt Kallmeyer earned 0 total points
ID: 33746023
We ended up deleting and re-creating the datastore and that pulled the full raid size in for the new datastore.  
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
August and September have been big months for VMware—from VMworld last month to our new Course of the Month in VMware Professional - Data Center Virtualization. We reached out to Andrew Hancock, resident VMware vExpert, to have a more in-depth discu…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question