If when trying to create a new datastore using local storage in VMware and you run into an error and it says Hard disk is blank with a greyed out Next button, do the following:

partedUtil mklabel /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.6a4badb050980e001a96104a0b91a240 msdos

Where the path is the path to your disk that you are trying to add.

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