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creating vmware luns shows as solaris

when i create a lun in filerview for vmware, it keeps showing the lun protocol type as solaris. I did select it as vmware but it doesnt show it.

any idea?

creating vmware luns shows as solaris

Could you please provide the Ontap version you are running? Sounds like a bug .. aehm sorry, I mean feature

creating vmware luns shows as solaris

netApp Release 8.0.1P3 7-Mode:

creating vmware luns shows as solaris

I found out that if didnt create the lun with full capacity of the volume, eg

say the volume I create was 10GB

and I specify the lun to max it out in MB

then the lun protocol type will show as solaris

but if I createa  lun of say 5gb, then the lun protocol type will show as vmware. then i can resize it to the max and it will keep the protocol type at vmware.

would you be able to check if you are getting the same result?

creating vmware luns shows as solaris

I haven't seen behaviour like this before, yet as a rule of thumb your LUN should be always smaller than its container, i.e. a volume (unless you do 'unusual' thin provisioning when LUN theoretically could be even bigger than a volume)

Regards,
Radek