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ST250 ESXi 6.7U3 VM disappears after host restart?

2020-05-28, 11:30 AM

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ST250 Standalone ESXi 6.7U3 Host, single VM, Small Customer Second Site.

I have the Lenovo 32GB M.2 SSD as the Boot Drive for ESXi on the standard SATA Onboard Controller (can't change it)

I have 2 X 900GB SATA SSD on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i (RAID1)

The VM is a MS Windows Server 2019 Std this was also happening on the 2016 Std VM

 

Everytime the host restarts the VM disappears, I have to go into the DataStore Browser and register the VM and power up manually.

 

I also have a similar setup on which this DOES NOT Happen

 

Configuration (EXISTING) - I have restarted the Host many times and the VM starts up no problems

ST250 Standalone ESXi 6.7 Host, single VM, Small Customer Primary Site. (No Updates)

2 X 600GB SAS drives (RAID1) on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i as the Boot Drive for ESXi (different to problem host)

2 X 900GB SATA SSD on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i (RAID1) Same as other System

The VM is a MS Windows Server 2016 Std

 

The difference seems to be caused by:

ESXi boot drive = 32GB SSD M.2 onboard SATA raid controller

ESXi 6.7U3 on this system, where the old sysem has ESXi 6.7 

 

Someone please provide suggestions on the possible solution, as I can't handover to the customer in this state

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Re:ST250 ESXi 6.7U3 VM disappears after host restart?

2020-05-29, 0:29 AM

Hello,

 

Is this a same case as below?  It is recommended to perform action plans provided there. 

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkSystem/ST250-ESXi-6-7U3-VM-disappears-after-host-restart/m-p/4569648?page=1#4576491

 

 

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Re:ST250 ESXi 6.7U3 VM disappears after host restart?

2020-06-05, 2:44 AM

Hi

 

Seems the issue takes for a long time, still suggest you collect vmware support log and get support from vmware for further investigation. Also, not sure if you are using Lenovo VMware Custom Image or VMware standard Image? You can change the Image for test then we can narrow down the problem scope. Thanks.

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Re:ST250 ESXi 6.7U3 VM disappears after host restart?

2021-01-27, 6:49 AM

Configuration (NEW)

ST250 Standalone ESXi 6.7U3 Host, single VM, Small Customer Second Site.

I have the Lenovo 32GB M.2 SSD as the Boot Drive for ESXi on the standard SATA Onboard Controller (can't change it)

I have 2 X 900GB SATA SSD on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i (RAID1)

The VM is a MS Windows Server 2019 Std this was also happening on the 2016 Std VM

 

Everytime the host restarts the VM disappears, I have to go into the DataStore Browser and register the VM and power up manually.


I also have a similar setup on which this DOES NOT Happen

 

Configuration (EXISTING) - I have restarted the Host many times and the VM starts up no problems

ST250 Standalone ESXi 6.7 Host, single VM, Small Customer Primary Site. (No Updates)

2 X 600GB SAS drives (RAID1) on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i as the Boot Drive for ESXi (different to problem host)

2 X 900GB SATA SSD on Thinksystem RAID 930-8i (RAID1) Same as other System

The VM is a MS Windows Server 2016 Std

 

The difference seems to be caused by:

ESXi boot drive = 32GB SSD M.2 onboard SATA raid controller

ESXi 6.7U3 on this system, where the old sysem has ESXi 6.7 

 

Someone please provide suggestions on the possible solution, as I can't handover to the customer in this state

Hi,

 

By any chance, do you have the SSD controller in pass-thru mode?

https://serverfault.com/questions/941551/esxi-6-5-unregistering-all-guest-vms-on-reboot ​

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