Anyone have the issue when using cluster mode ontap and esxi 5, whereby when adding the storage host would take forever for it to discover Luns etc etc then when it's finnally finished I can not add datastores to manage them on vservers??
As mentioned, running c-mode on our filers and VSC 4 on Vsphere 5 Enterprise Enterprise. I added a controller (the management interface) is what i pointed it to as it is not documented what interface to point it at. Entered my credentials and it started to perform the discovery. it stayed at 95% status of a discovery for a very very long time [hours and hours].
Once it was completed (came in the next day) and noticed on the NAS stoage details in VSC 4 that it showed a vserver (vs1) with a couple NFS datastores.
Thus far I am wondering why it took so long to complete the discovery... ?
Now on to my next issue:
I wanted to provision datastores and none of the Cmode controllers are displayed in the target Storage Controller screen in the Netapp Datastore Provisioning wizard.
Anyhow I hope that was a bit more insightful
but that's about as far as I can take it with VSC 4 on c-mode - So I am wondering what i have done incorrectly or missed for it not to show up there....
I have limited experience with VSC and c-mode together but there are a couple of things that might help. First, in c-mode you would not provision datastores to the controller directly but rather to the vserver. The vserver in turns needs to have permission to provision to the Aggrs own by the controllers. In System Manager you can provide the permission to the vServer for the Aggrs, then in VSC you should check to insure your credentials allow you to do datastore provisioning. You should then have the ability to create datastores on any of the allowed Aggrs.
As for why did it take so long? Got me there... May a clue in the logs from that time?