- ESXi 7.0 running with local VMFS datastores setup on multiple U.2 NVMe Intel® SSD DC P4510 Series in each server. Not a vSAN setup.
- During an HCL audit, we needed to update the NVMe driver from VMware’s to Intel’s.
VMware ESXi 7.0 intel-nvme-vmd 126.96.36.1996 NVMe Driver for Intel
- The Release_Notes_intel_nvme_vmd-188.8.131.526.pdf warns “Data Stores May Disappear after Upgrading from VMware NVMe inbox Driver to Intel VMD Driver or Intel NVMe Drive”
- The re-signature process “esxcli storage vmfs snapshot resignature -u” worked to allow the local datastores to appear with “snap” added and new UUID. Exploring the datastore shows all of the VM folders and data.