VMWare vSphere ESXi v5.5 Install Errors disk cannot partition

While adding a new disk to an ESX5.5. box it could not finish the partitioning stage and did not add to the Datastores. Apparently ESX does succeed to clean up the Disk from the GUI. NOTE: This procedure will destroy all data on the disk

How to add a disk to LVM

Suppose the Disk is /dev/sdb, the second scsi disk, fdisk /dev/sdb create as many partitions as you need using command n Label them with command t as 8e for making it Linux LVM Write and Exit with the command w. Format the partitions you require using mkfs command mkfs -t ext3 -c /dev/sdb1 LVM commands…