2017-11-27 07:51 AM
As I've stated in other post (cf https://community.netapp.com/t5/Data-ONTAP-Discussions/ONTAP-Select-Cannot-create/td-p/131724 ) I'm in a process of evaluating Ontap Deploy 2.6.
But each time I try to deploy a simple "single node evaluation cluster " , the cluster deployment fails with same message : ".... create failed. Reason: Error during configuration of vnics: InvalidRequestFault."
Esxadmin.log contains some errors:
[INFO] [Thu Nov 23 05:43:31 2017]  Configuring Network ...
[INFO] [Thu Nov 23 05:43:31 2017]  Error encountered while creating VM
[INFO] [Thu Nov 23 05:43:31 2017]   InvalidArg: <scsiC:N> invalid - Invalid/missing disk 'scsi0:0'
[ERROR] [Thu Nov 23 05:43:31 2017]   Err: Error during configuration of vnics: InvalidRequestFault
Our Vmware environment is as follows:
FYI, below is an example of CLI commands I used for a "single node eval cluster deployment " :
What we have tested so far:
We don't know what to test anymore and are about to give up with Ontap Select (and replace it with a non Netapp solution). So if someone has a new idea it is the moment to tell us :-)
2017-11-27 09:43 AM
Do you get any different results if you use the firstname.lastname@example.org account? It looks like the initial push of the vm template is succeeding, but subsequent api operations on the virtual machine are not. RBAC is a shot in the dark, but worth a quick test. Another thing you can try is the OVA version of the single node select evaluation. That would prove that Select itself works, and the issues you are facing revolve around the deploy tool and the api calls it makes into vcenter to build the VM.
2017-11-27 10:33 AM
Thanks @SeanHatfield for your answer.
I'm not allowed to use "email@example.com" account (for security concerns) but I have full right so I created other local admin account on the local SSO domain (the "vsphere.local" one) with the same result as with a more "classical" account (an Active directory integrated one). I've added this local account to the "administrators" group (and with the full Admin role) so this user is able to do anything on the host (and vcenter) . I've manually tested to deploy a VM from a custom ovf template, with success.
As I wanted to test a fully supported solution (before to buy it) I had not tried to deploy Ontap Select from OVF version. But as you've asked for it, I've done the test, and installed "ONTAP® Select 9.3RC1 Evaluation OVF Template" (from ontap evaluation software page).
With this OVF template, i've successfully been able to deploy single node by using the local admin account mentionned above, on a local DAS datastore (the one tested with Ontap Deploy) and also on a SAN shared storage datastore (the one tested with Ontap Deploy).
Here is the screenshot of the successfull local DAS storage Ontap Select deployment just after successfull deployment (without any modification in system manager):
And here is the snapshot of the successfull deployment on the SAN Datastore just after successfull deployment (without any modification in system manager):
I also checked at VM configuration after OVF deployment and there are some differences with OnTap Deploy deployment :
1. It is technically better than before, as I've got a successfully deployed single node cluster :-)
2. but I can not really test further the node deployed this way as it is an unsupported solution :-(
2017-12-04 11:41 PM
Anyone from Netapp to try to make us work Ontap Select in our environment before we definitely give up ?
As there is no support from Netapp (except on Community, but without any luck in our case) for Ontap Select Evaluation and as we can not buy a Ontap Select licenced before having first validated it in our environment, it seems we are stuck and that Ontap Select solution is currently not a viable option for us :-(
2017-12-04 11:50 PM
I tried to reproduce the error in my lab, but it deployed successfully on the first go. VSphere 6.0, dvswitch only configuration. Anything else notable about your config? Have you reached out to your NetApp account team?
2017-12-05 12:14 AM
We did not contact our Account team as it is stated that Ontap Select Evaluation mode is without any official support and as our team is not really OK with Ontap Select (they tells us it is not perfectly ready for production and advice us to use instead a more classical FAS box)
I really don't know what could be wrong with our DVS and DPG configuration. Here it is:
DVS Topology and LACP configuration
Here is the DPG configuration
2017-12-05 12:46 AM - edited 2017-12-05 01:11 AM
Thanks for the screenshots. I’ll see if those security restrictions will replicate the issue.
Edit: Those are all the dvswitch defaults, and match what I have here. What are the MTU settings?