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ESXi host lost access to volume after changed Host Port Alias

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Applies to

  • E-Series
  • ESXi
  • Direct FC connection


  • Changed Host Port Alias for HBA(s) of a ESXi host on Storage Manager;
  • Access to volumes of the array from the ESXi host lost, the associated Datastore appears 0 byte in capacity:


  • "Marking port lost" error associated with the HBA like below seen in ESXi kernel.log:

2020-06-26T06:11:02.044Z cpu0:65627)qlnativefc: vmhba3(15:0.0): Marking port lost loopid=0000 portid=0000ef.
2020-06-26T06:11:02.044Z cpu0:65931)qlnativefc: vmhba3(15:0.0): qlnativefcUnregSess sess 0x4304919b6530 for deletion 20:14:00:80:e5:29:b6:68

  • Checking trace buffer of the array, HBA was disconnected when changing Host Port Alias:

06/26/20-06:15:46.432080 02 iconMgr7 htd cffff UnassignITN tditn:008

06/26/20-06:15:46.432082 02 iconMgr7 htd c0007 HtdItn DoDisconnect tditn:008

06/26/20-06:15:46.432083 02 iconMgr7 std c0007 <-X- HtdItn tditn:008 Disconnect Request


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