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*** URGENT *** ESX local datastore inactive

Posted on 2016-08-11
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Hi All,

one of our ESX servers has its datastore inactive.

It's the only datastore and its local storage.  I can still access the ESX server using vSphere.

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any ideas?
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is this a single disk datastore ?

has the disk failed ?

is this RAID array failed ?

You will need to restart the server, and check all disks in your server using Array Configuration Utility ?

and it's possible depending on how you have installed ESXi, it may not restart.
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by:Laroy Shtotland
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Need more info, show us the screenshot of the Configuration - Hardware Storage and Adapters tab, please.
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by:Carlos Ijalba
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ESXi works fine as it is now, because it runs from RAM, however if you reboot the server, unless you are the booting ESXi from a USB, it won't boot back again.

In any case a local datastore is just a local disk (virtual from a RAID or physical) and so you should try to fix it from the RAID or the server BIOS, or by booting from a disk diagnostics CD, DVD, etc.
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Sorry for the delayed response.  I was on the phone to HP.  The logs showed the disk array controller had stopped responding, which is a known bug.  I updated the firmware and rebooted.  So everything is ok now.

I'll post the link and some instruction tomorrow in case anyone else gets the same issue.


Many thanks
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Must have been a very long telephone call!

you should always ensure, you update all firmwares before installing ESXi OS.
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by:detox1978
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On the phone for 2 hours.  So quite a long day!

Rather frustratingly I've updated the HP P2000 SAN's disk firware and one of the volumes is now inactive (lost communication)
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again inactive ?
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by:detox1978
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Yeah, bit of a coincidence.

This is a different server/san though.  Although it is the same model and doesnt have the updated firmware.
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