none XIV to XIV migration and unrecognized datastore

Yesterday i was testing none XIV storage to XIV migration. Very interesting that LUN is somehow discovered but no way to see it as a datastore.

I tried to recognize datastore with existing signature or push to re-signature it but still datastore was not available.

I checked the log file vmkernel under /var/log and understand there is an issue with reservation somehow.

3th article on list said that this issue caused VAAI enabled and ATS Only datastores, but it should be fixed with 5.0 Update 1 and 5.1 but i was using 5.1 and not  yet tested with 5.5

After disable VAAI like below vmware recognized the datastore.

esxcli system settings advanced set -i 0 -o /VMFS3/HardwareAcceleratedLocking

I guess for vmware point of view or virtualization point of view still storage vmotion is better way to migrate.

Some articles from vmware



Posted on 24/09/2013, in vSphere5, XIV and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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