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Posted on 2012-03-19
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I have 3 ESXi hosts that connect to 3 different LUNS on a Equalogic.  

Today I logged into vcenter and noticed some errors for one of the hosts.  It seems it was diconnected from the datastores.

So I tried to reconnect it without any luck.   I even wiped the configuration of the host and tried configuring it from scratch.

The error I am getting in the equallogic is:

ISCSI login to target "*****" from initiator "******" failed for the following reasons: Initiator disconnected from target during login.

Any help would be appreciated.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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IP address of Equalogic correct?

if using chap,is the correct pass phrase being used?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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check ESXi host logs for further information for the failure.
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by:IanTh
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hmm have you been using web update

have you tried restarting the esx host
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by:savone
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IP address is correct and also checked CHAP secret, all are good.

@hanccocka
How do I check the ESXi host logs?

@IanTh
Web update??  I have been using update manager.

I did try restarting the esx host, even wiped the config out and rebuilt the config.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 375 total points
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login to ESXi host, via ssh

and check the logs

/var/logs
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by:savone
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I seemed to have fixed the issue.

I don't know why this happened but it seems "Header Digest" was set to required, I changed it to prohibited and now all is well!
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Thanks for the quick help guys!
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