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CANNOT ADD STORAGE on VSphere ESXi 4.1.

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This is ongoing problem for the last three days.  I cannot see the local hard drive in the Storage section on vSphere 4.1.  I am using ESXi 4.1.  I can see storage adapters; however, no storage.  I cannot add storage.
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were you able to see it before?  Did you install the OS on the same volume or different volume? What changes if any occured on the system?
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I have reinstalled esxi in the same volume.  I am looking to use the same volume as datastorage.  No other change had occured because i cannot do anything else.
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Are you not seeing datastore1 under storage?
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how much free space is left on the drive(s)?  if it's over 2tb, then you'll need to make a smaller volume within the RAID controller setup.
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No.  Under storage i dont see anything.    The local disk is less than 300 GB
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If you log into the console and run 'esxcfg-volume -l', does it return a blank list or do you see a volume listed?
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Unable to resolve the issue.  I bought another NIC for my server and esxi is running perfect and detects the storage.  Thanks everyone.
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No objections
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Unable to resolve completely the issue.  Looks more like a hardware problem or conflict.
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