2011-12-02 02:15 PM
Hoping somebody can shine some light on an issue I am seeing with our FAS2040 and ESXi 5 host with VAAI. Issue being that it appears not to be working. When viewing the storage array through vCenter using the VSC the array shows as "Enabled" for "VAAI Capable". I am presenting two FC LUNS from the array to one of my hosts that I am doing the testing on. I have confirmed that the correct ESXi modules are being loaded (esxcfg-module -l |grep vmw_vaaip_netapp) on the host as well as confirmed that the devices are showing as "Supported" for VAAI (esxcfg-scsidevs -l | egrep "Display NameVAAI Status:"). So from this I am thinking I am good. I fire up ESXTOP/RESXTOP and go to the Device screen (u), remove all fields except for DEVICE and VAAISTATS (f). I run a Storage vMotion job of a VM from one LUN to the other expecting to see changes in the counters for CLONE_RD and CLONE_WR but get nothing.
I have read through TR-3886 which covers the VAAI aspect for NetApp and believe everything has been configured correctly. HELP!
Thanks in advance,
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2011-12-04 03:36 AM
If you are using Data ONTAP 8.x or later, restart your test and during the Storage vMotion connect at your FAS2040 and run this command:
stats show vstorage
At the output you should see some fields as vstorage:vfiler0:xcopy_copy_reqs increments.
I hope it helps!
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2011-12-05 08:34 AM
Thank you for the post.
I am currently running version 8.0.2 on our array. When running another Storage vMotion and issuing the "stats show vstorage" command I receive the following output:
From this I am guessing VAAI is not working correctly.
2011-12-05 01:22 PM
Indeed it was disabled on the ESX host under advanced properties. Not sure as to why as the other 4 nodes in our cluster are configured correctly. I should have looked there.
Thank you for your assistance.
2011-12-06 10:41 PM
VAAI is enabled on the ESX/ESXi host running 4.1 or later.