Test physical drives on VM host

Posted on 2011-10-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
We are using ESXi 4.0 on a remote host 200 miles away and we have reason to think a drive may be going bad. Other than having someone go in a check for amber lights, is there any way to get a diagnostic report or test the physical drives on the VM host while keeping the VMs live?

Question by:deanavey
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    You can use vSphere client and go to the Configuration tab.  You'll see status for just about every device in the system there.  Recently we had a problem with the raid controller battery and it complained about it nonstop until we replaced it.

    If you have Veam you can also check in there.

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    Perfect! Thank you
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    only if, you've have supported hardware and OEM version of ESXi. (and sometimes it does not show hardware has failed!).

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