Fixing “HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions” Issue

Having recently made a right old mess of my home lab, I set about building it from scratch over the weekend. Having installed some nice, fresh builds of ESXi 5.0 I started adding in my SATA disks and began to create VMFS datastores on the hosts.

The first one worked ok. The second one didn’t for some reason. I got an error part way through the “Add Storage” wizard. The error stack wasn’t too helpful:

Call “HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions” for object “datastoreSystem-9” on vCenter Server “svr-vcenter.vspecialist.co.uk” failed.

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EMC PowerShell Cmdlets! Who do I have to kill?

I try to avoid news type postings like this if I can – there are plenty of other blogs out there that do it without me joining in – but this is exciting geeky stuff! I like PowerShell, clever stuff. I should use it more than I do but some fool only put 24 hours in the day! I digress… So, those nice folks over at EMC have had some of their own cmdlets for a while that have been used internally. Now though they are being released for people like you and me to play with – I mean use – in anger. So in answer to my question, it seems that nobody has to die in order for me to get my hands on them. Now, if only I wasn’t working in a NetApp environment… 🙁 The cmdlets […]

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