Need help formatting disk in ESXI box

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    ChRoNo16 [H]ard|Gawd

    Feb 3, 2011
    Trying to add a new harddrive and make it its own storage space.

    Issues the following command in vmkfstools and having issues with it.

    Command Issued:

    vmkfstools -C vmfs5 -b 1m -S Storage2 /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508b1001037

    I get the following error, and im not strong with command line so I dont know what to do with it.

    Error recieved:

    Creating vmfs5 file system on "naa.600508b1001037383941424344450800" with blockSize 1048576 and volume label "Storage2".
    /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508b1001037383941424344450800: Permission denied. (Have you set the partition type to 0xfb?)
    Error: Permission denied

    Note: I am logged in as root, thats the only user that exists. and I see nothing under help in vmkfstools that helps me.

    Any ideas?
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