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Verify esxi installation path?

Verify esxi installation path?

Verify esxi installation path?

We have a couple of esxi's in a cluster running from local sd cards.
One of them behaves a bit strange when it loses contact with our ip-SAN. The affected esxi disconnects from the cluster, i can access it by running the vsphere client directly against but the status of the vm's is grayed out...

I suspect it might be installed on the ip-SAN somewhere instead of on the sd card by mistake.

However, i cant find any way to verify the esxi installtion path.
The sd card dosent show up under datastore och datastore adapters in vsphere client. Not even on the esxi's where I know its de facto installed on a sd card.

Any clues?

RE: Verify esxi installation path?

In the vSphere client select Configuration > Storage.  Select each Datastore and click Properties.  If ESXi is installed on one of the LUNs you'll see a bunch of DOS partitions in the Extent Device listings.

Credit to Dave Mishchen http://communities.vmware.com/thread/289091

RE: Verify esxi installation path?

Thanks cabraun and Dave.

However, I didnt find any esx installation so i guess its actually installed on sd card.

I also see that that my first post is a bit wrong.
We have this problem when the affected esx loses contact with our Fibre Channel SAN. Not when it loses contact with our IP SAN as I wrote.
And this happens even if at the time no powered on vm have storage in the FC SAN.

Now, i can check this theory of my trobleshootning list. :)

Another idea is that HA might be the cause, its shut of but some part of might be lurking around anyways... Who knows?

Thanks again!


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