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What ever i am trying add as virtual disk (i.e. usb disk, local drive). It is showing 'Active = no' under the storage tab

Screenshot:

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Running fdisk -l it shows only the disk where the OS is installed.

I am using XenServer 7.2

Any help?

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  • Any chance you tried to reboot the XenServer to see if the disk show up in fdisk -l? Aug 9 '17 at 6:36
  • Nope. I have restarted several times but not getting anything using fdisk -l. Aug 9 '17 at 8:28
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According to your screenshot the two fields device path = unknown and active = no could indicated that drive 1 and drive 2 had been previously used in XenServer system and for some reason never get purged correctly.

According to a similar post, a possible solution could be to setup your disk from an highest number (4, 5, 6...) and proceed to a complete shutdown of the system (rather than reboot).

http://www.destinationip.com/index.php/site/xencenter_virtual_disk_device_path_unknown1/

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