Hello, I took over management of a HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 hypervisor running VMWare. One of the hot-swappable hard drive lights gave an error so we purchased a new one, and swapped it out. After doing that, the system locked up, so we had to re-boot the hypervisor.
Then, the new hard drive would not sync, and continues to give a flashing amber light. Just to make sure it was not a bad hard drive we tried a 2nd one, with the same results.
How do I go about troubleshooting what is the problem with this hard drive not syncing?
It's recommended and advisable to install ESXi to a USB flash drive or SD card, and run in embedded mode, ESXi is designed for this, and use the spinning rust just for the datastore.