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How To: Get SMART data passed on from ESXI 5.1 Host

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Yeah, it sounds like getting those files off the SSD, even just as a backup, is the best course of action until you can replace that disk.

 

Also, I can't copy out these VMDK files, I'm getting errors. And I can't remove the SSD because I get an error that it is in use. 

 

The main issue is that I can't create the RDM because it is grayed out though. I feel I need to get the SSD out of the system and/or get those VMDK files for the RDMs gone before I can do anything.

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Yeah, even that didn't work. I can't figure out why RDM creation is grayed out. About to manually create new VMDK files so that I can add an existing VMDK.

 

EDIT: Recreating the VMDKs manually fixed the issue. 

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Glad to hear it!

 

Yeah, even that didn't work. I can't figure out why RDM creation is grayed out. About to manually create new VMDK files so that I can add an existing VMDK.

 

EDIT: Recreating the VMDKs manually fixed the issue. 

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Yeah, I would kind of like to start all over, but all the hours I have put into this...

 

It wouldn't be too hard really, I boot ESXi off a USB thumb drive, then I just have to add the inventory to the new host...

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It is always something fun.

 

So, I maxed out my boot SSD, and moved my machines to a new SSD. I still don't have the ability to directly create an RDM to my physical drives, but now I can't even create manual VMDKs like I have in the past. I just get the following error:

Failed to create virtual disk: Function not implemented (2490377)

 

I have no idea what I have done here, but I really want to get these servers back up and running.

 

Nevermind, I finally remembered what I was doing wrong on creating the RDM's manually. Forgot to put the target volume name in.

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