I have a newly built ESXi server with two SSD's hooked up to the motherboard primary SATA controller. Everything was working until I made the mistake of enabling passthrough on that SATA controller. Now, ESXi will reboot & come up complaining it doesn't have any data stores configured:
Each time I'll go in & uncheck passthrough for that controller & reboot again, but it keeps coming back up enabled. Not sure what to do from here?
I tried temporarily disabling VT-d in BIOS, but that didn't help. Passthrough showed disabled in ESXi, but I still got the persistent storage error.