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VSC / SMVI and vFilers

Apologies if this has been covered before. Does the Backup Component of vsc work with dataStores / VMs cut from vFilers?

The monitoring and Host Configuration component finds and dispays the storage (both iSCSI and NFS). But it doesn't appear inside the Backup and recovery component.

I can get it to work with dataStores / VMs cut from both NFS and iSCSI stroage presented from the base vfiler.

I am using vSphere vCenter 5 ( 5,0,0 build 455964) and the vsc version 2.1.1 Build 11242621.

I get lots of errors like this from the vsc cli command  - smvi discover datastores

[ERROR] No storage system defined for target "iqn.1992-08.com.netapp:sn.1573910831:vf.e580ba7c-20c3-11e1-a83e-00a09814a7c2" used by datastore ds_iscsi_clone_1 (4edca78d-4bcad874-ebca-00215aaca842)

[ERROR] Failed to find NFS export path /vol/fv_vs5a_nfs/QT1 for datastore ds_nfs_file_clone on storage system 10.10.10.234. NFS datastores must be exported from a Data ONTAP storage system.

[ERROR] Unable to manage datastore datastore-57: Failed to find NFS export path /vol/fv_vs5a_nfs/QT1 for datastore ds_nfs_file_clone on storage system 10.10.10.234. NFS datastores must be exported from a Data ONTAP storage system.

The 10.10.10.234 address is the correct address for the vFiler.

Many thanks

Paul A Sellek

Re: VSC / SMVI and vFilers

Backup and Recovery does support vFilers. However each vFiler needs to be added directly to B&R with its ip address.

Is 10.10.10.234 the vfiler0 ? If it's , that's not good enough for backup and recovery.

Re: VSC / SMVI and vFilers

10.10.10.234 is the vFiler address.

I had to turn on the httpd.admin.enable option in the vfiler and give the vfiler root account a password to enable it to be found by the B&R

This filer is a FAS3240 running OnTap 7.3.6.

I understood that I only need to turn on httpd.admin.enable for OnTap 8.x.

However, It now works and i can create backups.

Many thanks for your help

Paul