SSD Datastore dissapearing from ESXI 5

Posted on 2012-08-29
Last Modified: 2012-09-16
Hello, i have 3 identical HP proliant DL360 G6 servers, each of them with 2 OCZ Vertex4 SSD drives in a raid-1 configuration.

The issue im having is that on TWO of the servers

when i create the vmfs5 datastore, it completes fine, but then the datastore dissapears.

i have created the datastore, ran a windows setup, turn vm off, go back to the datastore and then it would be missing. when i re-add the datastore again, it would be empty.

what can be causing the datastore on these 2 servers to dissapear?
Question by:Comptx
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    Accepted Solution

    have you tested the SSDs outside of ESXi 5.0 to check they are not faulty?

    does ESXi detect them as SSD?

    have you updated firmwares on SSD and Storage controller.

    Author Comment

    Ssd's work fine, I even returned them and tried brand new ones again.

    They all have latest firmware, I'll have to check server's raid adapter firmware...
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    ESXi detect them as SSDs?

    Author Comment

    No, I followed vmwares guide in order to tag them as ssd.

    Author Closing Comment

    as expected from the server that didnt dismount the SSD's (and was updated with latest raid controller firmware) the remaining servers worked after updating to latest firmware.

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