Reconnecting data store to reload of ESX

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ESX 3.5
ESX Server
RAID
RAID 5
VMware
VMware ESX
My ESX server died due to hw failure. My data store resides on a seperate RAID5 set and I need to reconnect the datastore to my new ESX load. How can I do this without destroying the data in my disconnected /vmfs datastore?
ASKED: September 26, 2008  5:58 PM
UPDATED: September 28, 2008  2:38 AM

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Log into the Virtual Infrastructure Client
Click on the Configuration Tab
Click on Storage Adapters and make sure that the RAID card shows.
With the RAID card highlighted you should see the volume listed in the details pain.
Click on Storage (SCSI, SAN, and NFS)
Click on Add Storage and go through the wizard.

Thanks Denny for your quick response. I have ran the Wizard (Mr Wizard says “Drizzle, Drazzle, Druzzle, Drome, time for this one to come home!” ) and it doesn’t work, it shows me two options, destroy the whole RAID5 set or use the remaining space. I can see my VMFS volume, but I can’t connect to it or use it. How can I connect to it?

http://s378.photobucket.com/albums/oo229/jimdenver/?action=view&current=VMFS.jpg

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  • Jimdenver1
    Unfortunatly when I run the wizard I can either destroy the entire disk volume or choose the left over disk space on my RAID5... see attached image... I can see the VMFS volume but I can't use it. Add Storage Wizard
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  • Jimdenver1
    Unfortunatly when I run the wizard I can either destroy the entire disk volume or choose the left over disk space on my RAID5… see attached image… I can see the VMFS volume but I can’t use it. <a href="http://s378.photobucket.com/albums/oo229/jimdenver/?action=view&current=VMFS.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo229/jimdenver/VMFS.jpg" border="0" alt="VMFS, ESX 3.5, Add Storage"></a>
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