2012-03-19 12:53 PM
I was excited to upgrade to the latest VSC 4 - esp to try the "online VM alignment"
Virtual Storage Console 4.0 for VMware vSphere includes enhancements to all four capabilities.
The Monitoring and Host Configuration capability adds support for the following:
Data ONTAP® for Cluster-Mode
Management of consolidated storage controller credentials
These credentials apply to the Monitoring and Host Configuration capability, the Provisioning and Cloning capability, and the Optimization and Migration capability.
Scanning for and flagging indirect paths used to access data for Cluser-Mode based NFS exports, and providing a list of potential direct data paths
The NFS VAAI Plugin
This is a software library that integrates with Virtual Disk Libraries and allows VMware software to execute certain primitives on NetApp storage controllers.
The Provisioning and Cloning capability enables you to perform the following tasks:
Provision and manage NFS and VMFS datastores on storage systems running Data ONTAP for Cluster-Mode
Use the Monitoring and Host Configuration capability to add and remove storage systems
A new capability, Optimization and Migration, enables you to perform the following tasks:
Review the alignment status of virtual machines
Perform online alignment of virtual machines by migrating them into optimized VMFS datastores
Migrate a group of virtual machines into new or existing datastores
But the upgrade hangs on the vCenter register step - spinning forever on:
Windows 2008 shows the Netapp service is running...
Anyone else seen this?