Friday, January 30, 2009

ESX sees Raid Adapater, but it isn't available for a VMFS volume

First I did an fdisk, created a primary partition that took up the whole disk. It was type "fb"

Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 640.1 GB, 640136773632 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 77825 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 1 77825 625129281 fb Unknown Command (m for help): q

Then to put VMFS3 on it,
vmkfstools -C vmfs3 -S local vmhba1:0:0:1

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