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The VSAN build 2 (Watch out for partitions!)

A quick post. So my disks had been burn in tested by AcmeMicro so they had partitions on them. VSAN will to protect you from yourself refuse to install on disks with existing partitions.

A quick check for the disk ID’s (naa.##############). needs to be run.

~ # esxcli storage core device list
naa.5000c500583aeb07
Display Name: Local SEAGATE Disk (naa.5000c500583aeb05)

Once you have the ID’s check for partition tables (Note the second line first number is the partition number so in this case I have a partition 1 and 2).

~ # partedUtil getptbl /dev/disks/naa.5000c500583aeb05
msdos
121601 255 63 1953525168
1 2048 718847 7 128
2 718848 1951168511 7 0

Last we have to delete the partition info.

~ # partedUtil delete /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.5000c500583aeb05 1
~ # partedUtil delete /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.5000c500583aeb05 2

At this point we can now install VSAN and eat cake 🙂

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