Use the esxcli command to verify the connection status of a particular storage device.

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.

Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting , run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

Run the esxcli --server=server_name storage core device list -d=device_ID command.

The following sample output shows that the device is not connected.

# esxcli --server=server_name storage core device list -d naa.XXXXXXXXXXXX4c
naa.XXXXXXXXXXXX4c
 Display Name: XXXX Fibre Channel Disk(naa.XXXXXXXXXXXX4c)
 Size: 20480
 Device Type: Direct-Access
 Multipath Plugin: NMP
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
 Status: not connected
 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX