Saturday, December 16, 2017

Had a recent problem, where some datastores were not being mounted on ESXi 5 hosts, it seems that ESX thought the datastores were snapshots and failed to mount them automatically.

You can mount them through cli.

Query snapshot volumes:
# esxcli storage vmfs snapshot list

Then force mount the volume as follows:
# esxcli storage vmfs snapshot mount -l "DATASTORE-NAME"
# esxcli storage vmfs snapshot mount -u "4d8b363d-fasdasd-ba56-001517bbead3"


After mounting the store, they remain mounted, even after a reboot.