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  • 1.  iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed

    Posted Aug 04, 2020 01:08 PM

    I have three physical servers.  Two of these servers are setup in a cluster.  These is an iSCSI connection to my SAN with two datastores (VM Storage and SSD Storage).  Both datastores show up and connect fine to the clustered servers.

    The standalone server connects to the VM Storage datastore, but not the SSD Storage datastore.  Both datastores reside on the same NAS.  The VM Storage datastore populated automatically once I added the iSCSI network adatper...im not sure why the other datastore is not attaching.  In the screenshot below...it is the 3.72TB disk.



  • 2.  RE: iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed
    Best Answer

    Posted Aug 04, 2020 01:18 PM

    Resolved the issue by enabling SSH on the ESXi host and running the following commands and mounting the datastore manually.

    list data stores with :

    esxcfg-volume –l

    Assuming its there, mount with:

    esxcfg-volume –M <UUID>



  • 3.  RE: iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed

    Posted Oct 30, 2021 01:41 AM

    Thanks, this worked for me with QNAP.

     

    Make sure to use the UUID part of the output from the line "VMFS UUID/label:" only.



  • 4.  RE: iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed

    Posted Dec 05, 2023 06:29 AM

    esxcfg-volume –l

    this command does not show any volumes to mount.

    has anyone any other solution ?

    regards.

    Najeeb



  • 5.  RE: iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed

    Posted Mar 09, 2022 10:10 AM

    Symptoms we had observed were that some of our hosts didn't have all of their expected Datastores provisioned.  They would show as "Attached" but "Not Consumed" (seen at:  "<hostname> \ Configure tab \ Storage Devices").  The "Attached" label informed us that the Exports were all good.  After placing the host into Maintenance Mode and rebooting, the host came back with the missing Datastores now "Attached" and name of the Datastore shown.



  • 6.  RE: iSCSI Datastore showing as Not Consumed

    Posted Aug 01, 2022 08:24 AM

    note: if you use vcenter you can not do what said above. you can do it by using web browser (for newer esxi) and vsphere (for old ones) and in Configuration>storage> add storage do what should you do!