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Creating a new datastore fails with the error: An error occurred during host configuration (2007328)

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  • Cannot create a new datastore from vCenter Server or directly from the vSphere Client
  • Creating a new datastore fails
  • The Add Storage Wizard reports the error:

    An error occurred during host configuration.
    Call “HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions” for object “ha-datastoresystem” on ESXi “″ failed.
    An internal error occurred in the vsphere client.


This issue may occur if:
  • The size of the LUN is more than 2TB - 512 bytes. The maximum LUN size in vSphere 4 is 2TB - 512 bytes. For more information on this limitation, see Troubleshooting a LUN that is extended in size past the 2TB/2047GB limit (1004230).
  • The LUN being presented was used as an RDM earlier and does not have a valid partition table.
  • The LUN being presented was used as a disk device on an other operating system and does not have a valid partition table.
  • The LUN contains a GPT partition that cannot be removed.


To prevent this issue:

See Also

Update History

08/28/2012 - Added link to article 2003813

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