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Deleing vmfs partition and storage from removed device

  • 1.  Deleing vmfs partition and storage from removed device

    Posted Jul 05, 2023 06:24 PM

    I apologize for the cross-post .

    We are using ESXi Version 7.0 (Update 3) and have recently removed physicals storage from our Dell server. I deleted the datastore but I did not delete the partition (mistake). Now I see an error where the device was listed saying (Error, Unknown).

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    From the CLI I see where the vmfs and device is listed:

    [root@XXXXXXXX:~] ls /vmfs/devices/disks/
    ls: /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.50014ee604440886:7: No such file or directory
    ls: /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.50014ee604440886: No such file or directory

    When I attempt to delete the partition, I get an error:

    [root@XXXXXXXX:~] partedUtil delete "/vmfs/devices/disks/naa.50014ee604440886" 7
    Error: Could not stat device /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.50014ee604440886 - No such file or directory.
    Unable to get device /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.50014ee604440886

    What do I need to do to remove this partition and storage device so my storage list will be clean?

     

    Thanks

    Michael