Archive for June, 2015

Creating a new datastore fails with the error: An error occurred during host configuration

I have ESXi 5, I was adding a 500 gigs IDE drive and I got the error.
I just did a “ls /vmfs/devices/disks/” from the shell to identify what was the vml I had to use.
To find the vml I just ran the following command “partedUtil get /vmfs/devices/disks/VMLID” and I got an error with the VMLID corresponding to the new drive.
After that, I just ran your “dd if=/dev/zero of=”/vmfs/devices/disks/VMLID” bs=512 count=34 conv=notrunc” and I was able to add the hard drive.

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