ESXi 6.5 U3 Doesn’t Display Locally Attached Storage Devices

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Coming hot off the heels of the previous issue, I now have yet another one to attend to. I have the following drives sitting in the DL580 G7’s front bays:

  • 1x HP 518216-002 146GB HDD
  • 1x Western Digital WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB SATA SSD
  • 4x HP 507127-B21 300GB HDDs
  • 1x 500GB Seagate Video ST500VT003 HDD


But only the HP 518216-002 and one of the HP 507127-B21’s seem to have been detected by ESXi. However, if I look in iLO 3 (HP remote management), all of the drives show up. The SSD shows up as faulty, which means that it is possibly incompatible with my server. I can deal with the SSD issue later. My primary concern is that most of my spinning disks aren’t detected in ESXi, even though iLO 3 shows them as being fault-free. Do I simply need to initialise the drives first, or am I missing something here? I apologise if this is a stupid question. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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