Error Adding Storage in VMware


  • Server: Dell PowerEdge R510 (New, no previous OS installations)
  • RAID Setup: RAID 10 totaling 1.64 TB
  • VMware: ESX 5.0 update 1


While attempting to add storage on VMware esxi 5.0 I received the following 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.

Procedure to Correct Issue

  • From the console run command to get correct name of disk:

fdisk -l

  • From the console run:

partedUtil mklabel /dev/disks/ msdos

  • Now attempt to once again Add the Storage.

Thanks to Edward Grigson at for pointing me in the right direction.

3 comments for “Error Adding Storage in VMware

  1. josh
    March 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    awesome job man, worked very well on VMware eSXi 5.1 🙂

    • Pat
      September 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      Awesome this helped me as well. Thanks!

  2. saeed
    July 5, 2014 at 3:14 am

    awesome job
    that was really helpful :-*

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