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They did some storage firmware updates and now I get this message:

vmware the storage backing virtual disk .vmdk has permanent device loss

Looks like a datastore is down.  Is there a way to fix from the command line?
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Question by:Jack_son_
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Have you tried re-scanning the storage adaptors ?

esxcli storage core adapter rescan --all
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by:Jack_son_
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not yet, from the host on the GUI only; I dont have access to vcenter.  Do this from the command line?
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If you select Host > Configuration > Storage > Rescan ALL

from the vSphere Client
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by:Jack_son_
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for some reason it is not showing up at all now
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re-scan all is missing ?
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just 1 datastore; now the store isn't showing up on 1 host, the others show it as inactive
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if this is a SAN, you will need to check, if it's still presented on the SAN?

is this iSCSI or FC ?
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by:Jinendra Mehta
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Hi,
Just check following things
Go to Storage adepter > Select the HBA Card > check at the path colum  is it showing any lun maped over there ?
Try to rescan HBA card and IF LUN's are not showing at HBA card then there is some issue with the Storage Zoning.
Else issue should get resolve post rescan of HBA card.
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