Tag Archives: ESXi

Mounting ESXi Datastore from CLI

Moving some storage around this evening created a situation where my primary VM datastore was imported on one of my hosts with a new signature file.  This had repercussions on the other host in the cluster, causing a situation where when the datastore was being detected through the iSCSI adapter, but not being displayed in the storage window.  If the storage was manually added through the vSphere GUI, it would only allow a reformat.

CLI to the rescue.
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Multipurpose White Box NAS – ESXi + Personal File Storage

The storage that is running blog.destephen.com is a product of several iterations of lab Network Attached Storage (NAS) setups.  What it developed into today allows storage and playback of 1080i home videos, bulk storage of personal files, as well as running 30+ VM’s on a daily basis.  This post, while long, walks through the some features and through processes along the way of designing the 21 disk, 25 TB system.

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