- One vCenter (Version 6) - it manages 2 Datacenter Clusters (all hosts run ESX Version 6)
- VSC (Version 6) is installed on the vCenter, both Clusters and Storage SVMs are discovered and added, all recommended settings (NFS, etc.) have been applied and the NFS plugin is installed on all hosts
- Datacenter 1 VMs are hosted on a 2552 HA 8.3 Cluster
- Datacenter 2 VMs are hosted on a 2520 HA 8.3 Cluster
Backups/Recovery/Resizing datastores etc. work fine within Datacenter 1.
Backups/Recovery does not work within Datacenter 2.
The only tasks work within Datacenter 2 is provision new datastores, rezining and destroying them. Also starting Dedupe works.
When trying to backup a VM this error appears:
"Did not find any of the datastores or virtual machines to backup. Storage system(s) may need to be added or the virtual machine(s) are being migrated."
When trying to backup a whole datastore this error appears:
"Did not find any of the following datastores or virtual machines to backup: [netfs://192.168.1.1///datastore]
The NFS datastores are mounted through a dedicated vlan. The vcenter is on another vlan and can't ping the datastores (and I mean all datastores, no matter if from Datacenter 1 or 2).
Both of the NetApps are reachable through other interfaces (in the same vlan as vcenter).
Any idea what could cause this issue?
I have a ticket open since 2 days but no response yet.
Do you have a management LIF for the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) in Datacenter 2(2520 HA 8.3 Cluster) ,if not add one. Backup and Recovery cannot discover datastores on Vserver without a management LIF
Hope this helps!
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I experienced this issue with VSC 6.1. The solution is to create a dedicated management LIF on the SVM. A Data LIF with management capabilities won't cut it because it will show up in VSC with the LIF Type of "Data LIF," and consequently, VSC won't use it. After I created a dedicated management LIF I could successfully perform backups.