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Hi all

 

I am running XPEnology with DSM 5.0 on an old HP Microserver running ESXi 5.1 using virtual disks rather than RDMs. I currently have three disks of 1.5TB each in the disk group but one keeps saying that its not initialized. It worked fine for months but this has happened a couple of times over the past few weeks. I have performed a repair and it all works fine again for a few days and then the disk group goes into a degraded state. It could well be that there is a problem with the physical disk that the vmdk is sat on but the ESXi host isn't reporting any errors with it.

 

I want to try deleting the disk and recreating it within ESXi but need to identify which one it is. I think I know but am reluctant to guess just in case. If this doesn't work I will get another disk for the unit.

 

Does anyone know of a way of identifying which VMDK a disk in XPenology is using? I have looked through the GUI but cannot see anything so I am hoping there is something at the command line level that will give me an ID to trace it with.

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Simon

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Hi

 

Yes I forgot to mention there are three physical disks each with its own datastore. One VMDK on each datastore.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

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Hi

 

Not yet. I am scouring the forums to see if I can find a command to list the disks to see if I can match them up with those in VMware. Failing that I will take a risk and delete the one I think is causing the problems. I have a backup of the content on another PC so its mainly just cost time and a bit of effort.

 

cheers

 

Simon

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you have backup - it's very good :smile:

 

First go to: Main menu -> Storage Manager -> HDD/SSD and find disk number which was not initialized (not Volume number)

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In this example - Disk 4.

 

Usually Disk3 in DSM is SCSI(0:0) in ESXi (VM settings), Disk4 is SCSI(0:1) and so on.

 

Go to ESXi, xpenology VM, Edit settings.

My fail Disk is 4 so it will be SCSI(0:1)

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In Disk File you see [750] xpenology/xpenology_1.vmdk. [750] is Datastore Name.

 

Go to host configuration, Storage, mark Datastore name, click properties and you will find physical HDD name and serial number

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