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Automatic disk claiming does not work as expected if license is applied after enabling VMware vSAN (2073948)

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When you are running VMware vSAN configured to claim storage automatically, after applying a license for vSAN you experience these symptoms:
  • Storage devices are not claimed automatically.
  • Disk groups are not created automatically.
  • vSAN fails to claim the disks.


This is a known issue affecting VMware vSAN 5.5.x.

To work around this issue, perform these steps:
  1. Change the disk claiming mode to Manual and click OK.
  2. Change the disk claiming mode back to Automatic and click OK.

    vSAN now claims disks automatically.

Additional Information

For more information on configuring vSAN and claiming disks, see Create a Virtual SAN Cluster in the VMware vSphere 5.5 Storage Guide.

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