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Dedicated Server - ESXi 6.7 - Issue with NVMe drive on which ESXi is installed



Hi there,

I’m new to OVH and new to having a hosted server, so please do bear with me.

I’ve signed up for a Dedicated Server, on to which I’ve installed ESXi 6.7 for the purposes of later building a few VMs. The server is:- (STOR-1 - Intel Xeon-D 1521 - 16GB DDR4 ECC 2133MHz - 4x HDD SATA 6TB Enterprise Class + 1x SSD NVMe 500GB Enterprise Class Soft RAID)

The OVH web console system automatically installed ESXi onto the NVMe drive, without giving me any options as to partitioning, etc.

I’ve logged into ESXi, intending to us the NVMe drive as OS drives for the VMs for speed etc., but when I try to create datastores on the NVMe drive, ESXi kicks back with an error - "Failed to create VMFS datastore NVMe - 0001 - Cannot change the host configuration. "

Does any one have any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!


Hey, I was in the same situation, but it can easily be solved (I know is not ideal) by installing esxi 6.0 and then SSH into it and run the update from there, once you login you can do the following:

  • Run esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e true -r httpClient to allow outbound https requests

  • Then do a dry run to ensure all is good esxcli software profile update -d -p ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard --dry-run

  • if all its ok, then do the actuall upgrade by running esxcli software profile update -d -p ESXi-6.7.0-8169922-standard
    It can take from 5 to 10 minutes to complete, once its done it will be back to the prompt.

  • Re-enable the firewall to disabllow outbound http requests esxcli network firewall ruleset set -e false -r httpClient

  • Once its done just reboot the machine, by typing reboot

Now you can connect using the details you got by email when you installed ESXI 6.0