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Unable to create Filesystem when adding brand new SSD as Datastore

I select New Datastore > Enter Name > Use full disk, and I get the error Unable to create Filesystem, please see VMkernel log for more details: Failed to create VMFS on device. The log show the following:

2021-01-08T21:28:59.528Z cpu9:1048620)NMP: nmp_ThrottleLogForDevice:3865: H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data: 0x4 0x44 0x0. Act:NONE. cmdId.initiator=0x430431098dc0 CmdSN 0x2
2021-01-08T21:28:59.528Z cpu9:1048620)ScsiDeviceIO: 4062: Cmd(0x455a4145e640) 0x2a, CmdSN 0x2 from world 1050670 to dev “t10.ATA_____Samsung_SSD_870_QVO_1TB_________________S5VSNG0N709671E_____” failed H:0x0 D:0x2 P:0x0 Valid sense data: 0x4 0x44
2021-01-08T21:28:59.528Z cpu9:1048620)0x0.
2021-01-08T21:28:59.528Z cpu9:1050727 opID=ca5d9a7a)LVM: 10713: LVMProbeDevice failed on (3905554656, t10.ATA_____Samsung_SSD_870_QVO_1TB_________________S5VSNG0N709671E_____:1): Device does not contain a logical volume
2021-01-08T21:28:59.528Z cpu9:1050727 opID=ca5d9a7a)FSS: 2379: Failed to create FS on dev [t10.ATA_____Samsung_SSD_870_QVO_1TB_________________S5VSNG0N709671E_____:1] fs [vm_storage] type [vmfs6] fbSize 1048576 => I/O error

I listed my disks

ls -lha /vmfs/devices/disks/

Showed issue

partedUtil getptbl /vmfs/devices/disks/(disk ID)

(result)

gpt
121601 255 63 1953525168
1 2048 1953521664 AA31E02A400F11DB9590000C2911D1B8 vmfs 0

I reset the partition table

partedUtil setptbl /vmfs/devices/disks/(disk ID) msdos

And the whole thing starts over. I never can get the thing to work. In the GUI I see the partition diagram show 931.51 GB VMFS and 1.71 MB Free Space up until I clear it and start over but ESXi keeps saying an error occurred during host configuration.

Any ideas?


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  1. Boot the host with a Centos or other linux disc attached and clear all partitions. Sometimes there are remnants of something else on the disc and ESXi is unable to clear them.

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