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Running fdisk -l Fails to Display Local Storage in Some Situations (1003698)

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If gatekeeper LUNs or other special LUNs are presented to the ESX Server host as pseudo-LUNs, and if you then run fdisk -l in the service console, the output might not include details for all the LUNs. This is because fdisk stops when it encounters a pseudo-LUN that does not have partition table information.

Solution

Don't present pseudo-LUNs to the the ESX Server host, either by hiding them at the storage array itself, or by using LUN masking in the VMkernel. If you must present pseudo-LUNs to the ESX Server host, specify disk names explicitly when calling fdisk , for example:
fdisk -l /dev/sda .

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