- Enable SSH to the ESXi 5 machine and connect to it.
- Run the esxcfg-volume -lcommand; you should get output similar to the following:
# esxcfg-volume -l An live legacy host (8.46) with mac address 00:22:19:58:e4:73 is detectedVMFS UUID/label: 50b21fca-60af79f8-a0a6-00221958e473/vmfs2 Can mount: Yes Can resignature: No (the volume is being actively used) Extent name: naa.6001405259add7ed88c5d4137dadcadc:1 range: 0 - 818943 (MB) An live legacy host (8.46) with mac address 00:22:19:58:e4:73 is detectedVMFS UUID/label: 4f6906a6-c7048238-6d83-00188b50a70a/vmfs1 Can mount: Yes Can resignature: No (the volume is being actively used) Extent name: naa.6001405a50a660dd67cad411ad83ded3:1 range: 0 - 524031 (MB)
In this case, there are 2 iSCSI shares that the ESXi 5 machine can see but neither will mount.
- For each volume you wish to mount, run the esxcfg-volume -M <UUID>. For examples above:
#esxcfg-volume -M 4f6906a6-c7048238-6d83-00188b50a70a Persistently mounting volume 4f6906a6-c7048238-6d83-00188b50a70a # esxcfg-volume -M 50b21fca-60af79f8-a0a6-00221958e473 Persistently mounting volume 50b21fca-60af79f8-a0a6-00221958e473
- Return to the vSphere client; you should now see the 2 missing volumes as usable stores