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OnTAP Select Deploy 2.2.2 on VMFS-6


Hi all,


I'm trying to run an evaluation of OnTAP Select in my lab. It seems that OnTAP Select Deploy 2.2.2 doesn't support VMFS-6 yet! I get the following error when clicking "configure hosts" on the Cluster Create screen




(Text reads for searchability: "deatils: Host node2-esxi.lab given pool type VMFS-6 not supported", "type: PoolTypeNotSupported")


A lovely formatted error message I am sure we can all agree 😉


My lab environment is;

VMware ESXi, 6.5.0, 4564106

VCSA 6.5.0 4602587

VSAN is configured on two nodes with an external witness. 


Unfortunately there is no way for me to easily provide VMFS-5 across the lab without some serious work.


Do we know;

A) If the VMFS support check can be overridden for the purposes for evaluation?

B) When VMFS-6 support will be coming to OnTAP Select?

C) If the VMFS-6 limitation is documented anywhere? I couldn't seem to find reference to it in any docs.


Let me know if any other information is useful. 


Thanks for any information you can provide.




Re: OnTAP Select Deploy 2.2.2 on VMFS-6




ONTAP Select can be deployed on the following hypervisors:


1. VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3a (build 3116895 or greater)
2. VMware ESXi 6.0 GA (build 2494585 or greater)


Refer https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_download_file/ECMLP2600453  pageno-15

You can find this information in IMT tool http://mysupport.netapp.com/matrix/#playground





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Re: OnTAP Select Deploy 2.2.2 on VMFS-6


@hariprak - Thanks for that. Really useful. 


What exactly isn't supported/working here? Could I for example run up a VMFS-5 Datastore on my ESXi 6.5 nodes and it would 'work' just wouldn't be supported?


Do we know when ESXi 6.5 and VMFS-6 support is on the way?



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