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Unable to create/mount iscsi datastore ONTap 9

Hi all,

 

Im having an issue getting an eval of OnTap setup in our lab enviornment.  We get the attached message when trying to provision a datastore through the VMware plugin. I have added the network of the vmkernal interface to the pref file as stated in the error with no luck. I have also tried to just manually provision a LUN through the interface of the appliance and im not able to get VMware to see it. Any help is appreciated. 

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Re: Unable to create/mount iscsi datastore ONTap 9

Are you able to ping the iSCSI vmkernel port from the NetApp and vice versa?

 

on the CLI of an ESX Server

vmkping -I vmkX x.x.x.x

 

In case you have Jumbo Frames configured, use

vmkping -I vmkX -d -s 8972 x.x.x.x

 

on the NetApp CLI:

 

net ping -lif <lif_name> [-packet-size 8972] -destination <iSCSI-vmkernel-port>

 

Peter

Re: Unable to create/mount iscsi datastore ONTap 9

im able to ping from the esx host to the appliance but the network ping command as specified is giving me "this command does not support queries". 

Re: Unable to create/mount iscsi datastore ONTap 9

Try this 

net ping -lif <lif_name> -vserver <SVM_Name> -destination <iSCSI-vmkernel-port>

 

Did you set up igroups? portsets?

Re: Unable to create/mount iscsi datastore ONTap 9

Some Kbs, incase you haven't seen them.

 

What are the VSC for VMware Provisioning and Cloning configuration file options?
https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1002739/loc/en_US

Check out this section in the above KB:
iSCSI networks <entry key="default.allow.iscsi.mount.networks" value="ALL"/>

 

iSCSI datastore provisioning using VSC fails after LUN creation
https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1017361/loc/en_US

 

How to troubleshoot issues with Virtual Storage Console for VMware
https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1030330/loc/en_US

 

I can see the Ontap version in the screenshot : 9.6P1, what's the VSC ?

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