2011-09-14 05:20 PM
Hi, I just upgraded to the latest VSC 2.1.1 and was hoping to see the long awaited multi-store (vFiler) support.
We are 100% Netapp vfiler datastores and with vSphere 5 we're looking forward to the VAAI goodness.
But is VSC 2.1.1 supporting vFilers ? - I'm running NetApp Release 126.96.36.199P2
I don't see them appearing in VSC - its all blank:
vfilers are still not supported? If so - what extra config is needed?
2011-09-15 06:15 AM
vFilers should be discovered as of VSC 2.0 and Ontap 188.8.131.52 - so I'll need to troubleshoot why they are not in my case
Does VSC support MultiStore vFiler units?
What version of Data ONTAP is required for vFiler support?
What VSC features are not available on a MultiStore vFiler unit?
2011-09-15 09:52 AM
So I found some vFilers are being discovered now, but others are showing up as unknown and it seems those don't have SSL enabled.
secureadmin shows the ssh is enabled, but where is ssl configured on the vfiler level?
ssh2 - active
ssh1 - active
2011-09-16 12:33 PM
Yes, httpd must be enabled. I was just responding to the question about ssl. Some of the limitations make sense since the vfiler can't do things like resize a volume. I run central vfilers dedicated to vmdk exports and separate vfilers for each customer's data access (luns and shares.) The esxi hosts and vcenter can't reach the customer vfilers so they can't and shouldn't manage that storage.