How to identify NetApp LUN ID in Vmware ?
2011-05-25 07:46 PM
on esx host, go to configuration tab, storage adapters, then highlight the vmhba (fc or iscsi) that the lun is on. Change from "devices" tab to "paths" tab...scroll to target. There, you will find the system id of the netapp filer.
Re: How to identify NetApp LUN ID in Vmware ?
2013-05-01 02:58 PM
Responding to an old question but in the event this will help someone else searching. To positively know that a particular NetApp mapped LUN is the same ESXi storage device:
TLR version is the VMware LUN identifier is the hex of the NetApp LUN Serial No. string.
- In vSphere, select the host configuration tab, storage.
- Select the Devices View
- Sort by LUN # and locate the LUN you want to verify.
- Right click the LUN in the Devices list and select "Copy identifier to clipboard"
- Paste the copied identifier into a Hex to String converter
- Copy the converted string and paste to a work note.
- In the NetApp System manager, select the LUN you want to verify in the LUN list.
- In the LUN properties pane, copy the Serial No.
- Paste Serial No. below the converted hex in the work note and compare. There may be some odd ASCII characters at the beginning of the converted hex that you can ignore.
Note an alternate method to get the NetApp LUN Serial No value is in the CLI. Use: lun show -v