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When VAAI NAS Plugin is installed on ESXi 5 no Copy / Sorage vMotion is possible

VMware Versions:

/ # esxcli software vib list | grep NetApp

NetAppNasPlugin                1.0-018 

# vmware -vl

VMware ESXi 5.1.0 build-1117900

VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Update 1

NetApp Version:

netapp-07> version

NetApp Release 8.1.2P3 7-Mode: Wed Feb 20 19:56:22 PST 2013

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Problem:

 

No Clone or Storage vMotion possible when VAAI NAS Plugin is installed (by vcenter or vmkfstools).

All VMs on both filer nodes are affected.

LOG of vmkfstools clone:

/vmfs/volumes/ec4e3e51-985cfc6d/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN # vmkfstools -v 9 -i /vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk /vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/bck/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk_clone

DISKLIB-VMFS  : "/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN-flat.vmdk" : open successful (285) size = 42949672960, hd = 0. Type 3

DISKLIB-VMFS  : "/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN-flat.vmdk" : closed.

DISKLIB-VMFS  : "/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN-flat.vmdk" : open successful (14) size = 42949672960, hd = 282529976. Type 3

DISKLIB-DSCPTR: Opened [0]: "TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN-flat.vmdk" (0xe)

DISKLIB-LINK  : Opened '/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk' (0xe): vmfs, 83886080 sectors / 40 GB.

DISKLIB-LIB   : Resuming change tracking.

DISKLIB-LIB   : Opened "/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk" (flags 0xe, type vmfs).

Destination disk format: Thin

Cloning disk '/vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk'...

Failed to clone disk: The system cannot find the file specified (25).

/vmfs/volumes/ec4e3e51-985cfc6d/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN # tail /vmfs/volumes/netapp-07_w2k8_000/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN.vmdk

ddb.adapterType = "lsilogic"

ddb.thinProvisioned = "1"

ddb.geometry.sectors = "63"

ddb.geometry.heads = "255"

ddb.geometry.cylinders = "5221"

ddb.uuid = "60 00 C2 90 1b 59 bb 6e-88 36 ed 03 85 54 75 c3"

ddb.longContentID = "6f127b9a168b3d4d0fd3c3c545abcd44"

ddb.toolsVersion = "9221"

ddb.virtualHWVersion = "9"

ddb.deletable = "true"

/vmfs/volumes/ec4e3e51-985cfc6d/TPLW2K8R2DCE_MSDN #

Netapp options and stats:

netapp-07> options nfs.vstorage.enable

nfs.vstorage.enable          on 

Server nfs vStorage copyoffload: (0 calls)

copy_notify    copy_revoke    copy           copy_abort     copy_status

0 0%           0 0%           0 0%           0 0%           0 0%

Re: When VAAI NAS Plugin is installed on ESXi 5 no Copy / Sorage vMotion is possible

Hi Markus,

are you using the -actual Parameter in your /etc/exports. We had exactly the same issue when we we're using the -actual parameter with multiple directories:

Here is an example with -actual which is working:

/esx-datastore-01 -actual=/vol/esx-datastore-01/ESX,root=....

With multiple / in the actual path the plugin is not working. I think this is mentioned in the release notes or the IMT but I could find it right now.

I'm hoping that will help you with your issue.

Cheers Alex

Re: When VAAI NAS Plugin is installed on ESXi 5 no Copy / Sorage vMotion is possible

Hi,

 

I am also having the same issue. Customer is running 8.2P3

 

Anybody know if this issue is solved in 8.2.1 or 8.2.2 ?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Rob Verhoeven