Datastore creation fails on HGST HE8 drive in vSphere 6.0.0

Hi,

Am configuring a new Supermicro server with vSphere 6.0.0, 7504637 on it.  Added a HGST HE8 HUH728080ALE604 drive and when I tried to add it as a datastore, I got back:

Call "HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions" for object "datastoreSystem-29078" on vCenter Server " <vcenter server url>" failed.

Is this drive not supported natively in vSphere?  If not are there any known workarounds?

Thanks!

--Ben
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You will need to blank the disk. - https://dban.org/

ESXi is having difficulties, creating a partition, because of the old data. (partition)

or you can use partedUtil in ESXi at the command line. (if you do use this tool, remember to reboot ESXi)

I have an EE Article here

HOW TO: Fix An error has occurred adding datastores to an ESXi 5.x host
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
has the drive never been used before ?

e.g. new out of the wrapper, or does it have a previous file system ?
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
It had been part of a RAID array on an LSI HBA.
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Thanks much, Andrew!  You are like a super-geek big brother! :)

--Ben
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems.

I do score very highly on the Inner Geek Scale! - Extreme Geek!

http://www.innergeek.us/geek-test.html
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Andrew,

How do I tie the HUH devices to the partitions in the below example?  

--Ben

drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root           512 Feb 11 15:43 .
drwxr-xr-x   15 root     root           512 Feb 11 15:43 ..
-rw-------    1 root     root     30752000000 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
-rw-------    1 root     root       4161536 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:1
-rw-------    1 root     root     262127616 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:5
-rw-------    1 root     root     262127616 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:6
-rw-------    1 root     root     115326976 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:7
-rw-------    1 root     root     299876352 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:8
-rw-------    1 root     root     2684354560 Feb 11 15:43 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:9
-rw-------    1 root     root     8001563222016 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09KTYY____________
-rw-------    1 root     root     16002040446464 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09KTYY____________:1
-rw-------    1 root     root     8001563222016 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09P6KY____________
-rw-------    1 root     root     16002040446464 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09P6KY____________:1
-rw-------    1 root     root     3000592982016 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____ST33000650NS________________________________________Z297QS0K
-rw-------    1 root     root     3000591450112 Feb 11 15:43 t10.ATA_____ST33000650NS________________________________________Z297QS0K:1
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            20 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:1 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:1
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:5 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:5
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:6 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:6
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:7 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:7
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:8 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:8
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            22 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30:9 -> mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:9
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            72 Feb 11 15:43 vml.01000000002020202020202020202020205a3239375153304b535433333030 -> t10.ATA_____ST33000650NS________________________________________Z297QS0K
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            74 Feb 11 15:43 vml.01000000002020202020202020202020205a3239375153304b535433333030:1 -> t10.ATA_____ST33000650NS________________________________________Z297QS0K:1
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            72 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0100000000564b30394b545959202020202020202020202020484753542048 -> t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09KTYY____________
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            74 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0100000000564b30394b545959202020202020202020202020484753542048:1 -> t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09KTYY____________:1
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            72 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0100000000564b303950364b59202020202020202020202020484753542048 -> t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09P6KY____________
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root            74 Feb 11 15:43 vml.0100000000564b303950364b59202020202020202020202020484753542048:1 -> t10.ATA_____HGST_HUH728080ALE604____________________VK09P6KY____________:1
[root@host1:~]
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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
LOL... Why am I not surprised...

--Ben
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