Call “HostDatastoreSystem.QueryVmfsDatastoreCreateOptions” for object “ha-datastoresystem” on ESXi “host ip” failed.


  1. Within the vSphere client under Configuration – Security Profile start the ESXi Shell and SSH services
  2. Use a terminal program of your choice (e.g. Putty or XShell) and connect to the ESXi server
  3. Find the Disk ID for the array (cd /dev/disks then ls)
  4. Run the following command to partition them –
    partedUtil mklabel /dev/disks/diskid msdos
  5. All Done!