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On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

I have been unable to find a way to refresh the network of an ESX hypervisor in On Tap Select Deploy host without completly removing the host. This of course requires that no On Tap Select Cluster is running on the host (s). Basically once the esx host is added to onTap Select Deploy any further network changes on the host are not and can not be recognized by the Deploy appliance. There is clearly a refresh button but it has not effect on refreshing the networks. 

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Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

ONTAP Select cluster properties such as cluster name, cluster management IP address, and node
management IP address can be modified using ONTAP management tools such as System Manager.
ONTAP Deploy is not notified when such modifications occur.

 

Starting with ONTAP Deploy 2.6, the cluster refresh functionality allows ONTAP Deploy to recognize the
following changes made to the ONTAP Select cluster:
• Networking configuration (IPs, netmasks, gateway, DNS, and NTP)
• ONTAP Select cluster or node names
• ONTAP Select version
• ONTAP Select VM name and state

 

The ability to change the ESX host name or IP address is not supported except for a VMware HA or
vMotion. ONTAP Deploy attempts to rehost the ONTAP Select VM, as long as the new ESX host is
managed by the same VMware vCenter Server.

 

for more info, you can refer to below doc

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4517.pdf

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

I'm not referring to the network of the cluster itself. I'm referring to the Network and port groups of the Hypervisor host(s) that the OnTap cluster is running on in Select Deploy 

 

For example this screenshot shows the network's on a esx host after I renamed some of the port groups...

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After clicking refresh in the OnTap Select Deploy appliance it still doesn't reflect what the actual host networks/port groups are now. This also goes for any new or removed port groups. I haven't found anyway to get the Deploy Appliance to update/realize the changes.

 

This is very inconvenient when trying to test the network and run the network connectivity checker tool. This is even more inconvenient/impossible to reflect network name changes when there is a ONTap Select Cluster deployed on the Host(s).

 

Capture2019-09-2008.44.02AM.jpg

 

 

 

 

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

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Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

@Ramchandra  Please into the above query...

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

The ability to change the ESX host name or IP address is not supported except for a VMware HA or
vMotion.

ONTAP Deploy attempts to rehost the ONTAP Select VM, as long as the new ESX host is
managed by the same VMware vCenter Server.

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

Again that is not my question. I'm not talking about renaming or changing the IP address of the host. Please look at my screen shots. I'm talking about adding/removing/renaming the associate network port groups that are on the host that provide the network connectivity to the on Tap Select VM's and getting the appropriate port groups (vlans) to refelct what the host has in the Deploy appliance. For instance renaming the OnTap Internal vlan port group from "OnTapInternal" to "OnTapInt" or anything like that.

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

Still looking for some insight on this?...

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

@Ramchandra  can you help here?

Re: On Tap Select Deploy - Refreshing Networks for an ESX hypervisor host

For now the refresh does not update the changes made on the hosts, this is as per design.

 

I have passed on the feedback to engineering on this.

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