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Number of vSphere HA heartbeat datastores is 0 for host

Posted on 2015-02-09
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Hey Experts!

I have a troublesome G8 server that I finally got to boot up after reseating the SD flash card.  Now I am getting these errors in the vSphere management console:

HA error
My other two hosts aren't showing this error and show "running" for vSphere HA state.  Help is appreciated in getting this G8 server back inline.  Thank you!
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I would look closely as to why you have missing datastores?

It seems to suggest you have no datastores attached?

So, are you datastores local, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NFS ?

check networking ?

did you mention you could not ping the server, the network interfaces have not changed?
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I would look closely as to why you have missing datastores?
>> I agree.  I don't show missing datastores on any of the other hosts.  In fact, I'm getting "normal" status readings on the other.

It seems to suggest you have no datastores attached?
>> Attached to this G8 server locally or attached to the environment?  The EMC storage is being used by the other hosts.

So, are you datastores local, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, NFS ?
>> EMC storage store attached via iSCSI

I "can" ping the G8 host now.  The network interfaces haven't changed.  How can I see if the heartbeat is not there on this server?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Are you sure, you have iSCSI datastores on this host ?

VMware HA is complaining you don't have any?

You could always reconfigure VMware HA (Right Click the Host and Select reconfigure VMware HA)

Also Edit the Cluster, HA and check which datastores it's using as HA datastores for heartbneat, and check those exist on this suspect host!
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**You could always reconfigure VMware HA (Right Click the Host and Select reconfigure VMware HA)

That was the winner!  

Thanks for your help with this.  I haven't dove into VMWare as much as I should (obviously) and I appreciate you solving this riddle!

I hope I get to work with you again in the not so near future.

-Aaron
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Thanks for your kind words.

I'm sure our paths will cross again.....!

Andy
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