Added new ESXI 5.1 host to VCenter- all storage adapators are set to type Block SCSI

Posted on 2013-09-19
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
I just added a new Dell 620 as a new ESXI 5.1 host to my VCenter.  Everything is good except my storgae adaptors. All are showing marked as Block SCSI.  Obviously I cannot attach to any datastores or even do very much of anything.

Need some help.
Question by:funkyone60
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I know how to do all this- but its the binding part where the problem is coming in- when I try to bind either through ( nothing to select to bind to) or through SSH I get this message-login as: root
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
The time and date of this login have been sent to the system logs.

VMware offers supported, powerful system administration tools.  Please
see www.vmware.com/go/sysadmintools for details.

The ESXi Shell can be disabled by an administrative user. See the
vSphere Security documentation for more information.
~ # esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk2 -d vmhba37
Error: Unknown command or namespace swiscsi nic add

~ # swiscsi nic add -n vmk3 -d vmhba37
-sh: swiscsi: not found
~ # esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk3 -d vmhba37
Error: Unknown command or namespace swiscsi nic add

~ #

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why not use the GUI to bind if using ESXi 5.1 ?

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