I recently installed VMware vSphere 5.5 on my Intel (Haswell) NUC (D34010WYH1).
Today I got the following error when I tried to create a VMFS 5 datastore on the SATA hard drive that I installed in my NUC:
Call "HostStorageSystem.ComputeDiskPartitionInfo" for object "storageSystem" on ESXi failed
A quick search of the internet took me to this solution which required logging as root and manually deleting partitions on the drive.
Fortunately I found a simpler solution.
I was able to create a datastore using the (legacy) VMFS 3 filesystem and then just upgraded it to VMFS 5.