Host profile create error – The “Extract Host Profile” operation faild for entity with the following error message.

Yesterday we deployed a few new Cisco UCS B200 M3 host into our blade environment. We would like to extend our computing capacity, formally we use VMware ESXi hypervisor. We have tried create new host profile from one ESXi host, when we got this error message that you can see at below.

I was carfully, before a ran this command I had vmotioned all VMs from this host!!

“Extract Host Profile” operation faild for entity with the following error message.
A general system error occurred:
Value specified is out of range. Range: 1 to 256
Value specified is out of range. Range: 1 to 16″

HostProfile error

I typed error message into the Google search, and short time I watched this KB Article: which solved that. In the list appeared this device whitch didn’t have any information. I cheked our ESXi host can’t see this device on GUI, so I continued the steps from the article.

Display Name:
Has Settable Display Name: false
Size: 0
Device Type: No device type
Multipath Plugin:
Devfs Path:
SCSI Level: 0
Is Pseudo: true
Status: off
Is RDM Capable: false
Is Local: false
Is Removable: false
Is SSD: false
Is Offline: true
Is Perennially Reserved: false
Queue Full Sample Size: 0
Queue Full Threshold: 0
Thin Provisioning Status: no
Attached Filters:
VAAI Status: unknown
Other UIDs:
Is Local SAS Device: false
Is USB: false
Is Boot USB Device: false
No of outstanding IOs with competing worlds: 0

# esxcli storage core device detached list

# esxcli storage core device setconfig -d <NAA_ID> –perennially-reserved=false

# esxcli storage core device detached remove -d <NAA_ID>


After that I ran this commands, the host profile created successfully without any interruption, so that was online operation, no effected to our environement.


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