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ESXi FCoE hosts cannot access volumes however paths are visible

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Applies to

  • ONTAP
  • FCoE
  • VMware vSphere
  • VMware ESXi

Issue

  • LUN paths visible but vCenter ESXi in different location can not access the datastore using Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Example:
Output of command esxcli storage core device list
Status                                : degraded   ( means single path )
Note: "unknown" means ESXi does not recognize the state of the device or "off" may indicate Permanent Device Loss (PDL)
 
Output of vmkwarning.log while trying to access LUN
cpu12:123)WARNING: Partition: 123: Partition table read from device naa.xyz failed: I/O error

 

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