[QUOTE=sharfuddin;54724]>are those reported sector numbers within the virtual disk’s size?
How can I find this… via “fdisk -l” ? Actually don’t have access to the system right now. [/QUOTE]
yes, can be a good information source. Have a look at the start and end sector information for your partitions.
No, locally attached disk on ESX host[/QUOTE]
You wrote that ESX had nothing in the logs - did you also look at ESX-system-related logs or just at those directly related to your virtual machine? If the latter, a look at the system logs might reveal information about intermittent disk errors reported by the system. Also, while I do not trust SMART further than I can throw our servers, maybe some SMART pre-failure error indicators may have increased. For below to work, you’ll of course need to know which disks are actually used - or if it’s hardware RAID, will have to take a totally different approach. Speaking of (hardware or software) RAID: If it’s in use, do you give your arrays a check run at least once a week? The older the disks, the more important this can get to detect silently introduced consistency errors (this is, of course, completely unrelated to ESX, but a generally applicable advice).
[CODE]# esxcli storage core device list
esxcli storage core device smart get -d device[/CODE]