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RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Hi,

I wanted to deploy this tool and I am almost successful with one small issue. Current scheme looks like:

- FAS3040 with multistore

- multiple vlans/vfilers created

- one management vlan (20) is created (like netapp management server - Windows is connected to switch that interconnects NetApp)

- to use RCU I connected my vCenter server to this switch that interconnects NetApps and set it in vlan20 (mgmt) with IP from 192.168.x. range

vfilers are configured like this:

vfiler0                          running
   ipspace: default-ipspace
   IP address: 192.168.x.1 [nfs-vif1-20]
   IP address: x.x.x.x [e0a]
   Path: / [/etc]
   UUID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
   Protocols allowed: 7
   Allowed: proto=rsh
   Allowed: proto=ssh
   Allowed: proto=nfs
   Allowed: proto=cifs
   Allowed: proto=iscsi
   Allowed: proto=ftp
   Allowed: proto=http
   Protocols disallowed: 0

vfiler100                    running
   ipspace: default-ipspace
   IP address: 172.x.x.1 [nfs-vif1-100]
   Path: /vol/vfiler100_vol0 [/etc]
   Path: /vol/vfiler100_nfs1
   Path: /vol/vfiler100_nfs2
   Path: /vol/vfiler100_nfs3
   UUID: 96090-0615-11dd-9e2f-00a0980ab98b
   Protocols allowed: 6
   Allowed: proto=ssh
   Allowed: proto=nfs
   Allowed: proto=cifs
   Allowed: proto=iscsi
   Allowed: proto=ftp
   Allowed: proto=http
   Protocols disallowed: 1
   Disallowed: proto=rsh

vfilerclu200                    running
   ipspace: default-ipspace
   IP address: 172.x.x.1 [nfs-vif1-200]
   IP address: 172.x.y.1 [nfs-vif1-201]
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_vol0 [/etc]
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs1
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs2
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs3
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs4
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs5
   Path: /vol/vfiler200_nfs6
   UUID: 9d060-0615-11dd-9e2f-00a0980ab98b
   Protocols allowed: 6
   Allowed: proto=ssh
   Allowed: proto=nfs
   Allowed: proto=cifs
   Allowed: proto=iscsi
   Allowed: proto=ftp
   Allowed: proto=http
   Protocols disallowed: 1
   Disallowed: proto=rsh

And then after this was cabled, I opened RCU plugin, added filer1 (with IP 192.168.x.1), used rcu user permissions, and then I was only able to use interfaces from vfiler0, so vlan20 and e0 like on this screen "netapp_rcu_config.png"

But later on when I try to deploy clones, I don't see datastores "netapp RCU.png".

I guess this is because this server is only in vlan20, but how the heck make all datastores visible by that tool?

Did anyone already used that together with vfilers?

Am I missing something?

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Damn, I think I know where is the problem (my ontap is 7.3.2):

Does RCU 3.0 support vfilers (MultiStore)?

Yes.  Please note that Data OnTap 7.3.3 is required for vfiler support.

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

I think the IMT/IAG has updated info on DATA ONTAP/ ESX etc. Please take a look at that first before deploying.

Regards

Amrita

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

where to look for it?

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Here you go. This page will point you to all the documents and matrix pages

http://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/software/vsc_win/2.0/

Regards

Amrita

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Also here http://now.netapp.com/matrix/#

Search for Virtual storage console. You get the entire inter operability matrix

Regards

Amrita

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Thanks Amrita for your help

5044 - this says about needing 7.3.3 ontap to work with vfilers. Damn.

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

The ONTAP version required is indeed 7.3.3 but that won't resolve the issue you're seeing.  When you add vfiler0, the provisioning and cloning capability (P&C) will NOT present the interfaces that belong to vfilers; only those that exist on the physical filer.  You can not add new volumes to vfilers with this version; only to physical filers.  We are adding support to provision through vfiler0 to the vfilers in the follow-on release slated for next month.

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Thanks for your info, but I don't understand it. What I wanted to do is not to create volume or do anything with volumes, what I wanted to do is to simply deploy new servers with RCU. That's it. So you say I will not be able to use RCU to deploy VMs when I use vfilers?

Re: RCU problem - I don't see datastores

Sorry for the confusion.  Yes, you can deploy new servers with RCU but you will only see interfaces that belong to the filer/vfiler you added.  If the interfaces belong to vfilers, you will not see them in the list of available interfaces.  Hence you will only see datastores mapped to those interfaces when selecting which ones you want to deploy to.  If you want to see the datastores that are mapped to vfilers, you must add the vfilers to RCU.