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hi guys

i have a test environment on my super duper laptop - 3 esx hosts and i want to do a trial of hp lefthand vsa

i have deployed the vsa etc and conenct to it from cmc - but it wont see any disks for me.

The vsa vm has 5 disks - each more than 5 gb and start at scsi controller 1.0 -1.4

when i go into the cmc storage menu - it says disks removed etc so i cant configure any volumes

im missing something really simple here, any ideas??
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Question by:mikeleahy
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When starting the VSA Appliance, do you see the additional disks added?
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If you select VSA Appliance on Console, Expand and Select Storage, Select Disk Setup Does it Show Uninitialized?

 HPLefthandVSA1.jpg
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Also make sure disk is LSI Logic Parallel, it might be worth creating Larger VSA Disks!
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I think your issues is your virtual disks you've added to the VSA ARE TOO SMALL!
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Umm, seems a but hit and miss adding small virtual disks!
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We recommend to our Lefthand VSA Trial Clients to follow this HP Video Link, word for word, for testing.

http://h30431.www3.hp.com/?fr_story=9eea6c687837deee30ef7b002ef60f2dcc5dd85c&rf=bm
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Are you using 9.0 or 9.5?
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by:mikeleahy
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fixed it. i had op system disk on controller 1:0 and the data disks after that

op system disk has to be scsi 0:1 and data disks on scsi 1:0 etc

fyi 5GB is not too small. thats the minimum they can be
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 750 total points
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hence, why I responded "Umm, seems a but hit and miss adding small virtual disks!"

Watch the Video, it's there to help you!

http://h30431.www3.hp.com/?fr_story=9eea6c687837deee30ef7b002ef60f2dcc5dd85c&rf=bm
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so you must have changed the Appliance System Disk? to 1:0?
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by:mikeleahy
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yeah exactly -
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oh!
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by:mikeleahy
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ill give you points anyway :-)

you have helped me before
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Are you thinking of purchasing HP Lefthand VSA?
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by:mikeleahy
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maybe - nice solution
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we would also recommend evaluating, VMware vSphere VSA, DataCore, StorMagic and shortly StarWind, all have VSA products, which work in a similar fasion, but cheaper than the HP solution!

HP's was the first, well Lefthand's was, that HP acquired!
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fixed issue myself but still was somewhat helpful
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