Thursday, June 30, 2016

Unable to Detect NFS Datastores in VMware SRM

Setup


VMware vCenter 5.1 Update 3a
SRM 5.1.3
ESXi 5.1 Update3

Issue


When trying to configure SRM we were unable to detect NFS datastores

Analysis


Upon analysis we figured out that there was mismatch between NetApp SRA configuration and ESXi. NetApp  SRA had IP Address of NFS Server and Datastores were mounted using host name



Resolution


If NFS datastores need to be protected through SRM, then you need to enter the NFS address of your Storage Array. This Address should exactly match the address of NFS server, which you used to access NFS volumes on your ESXi hosts. SRM cannot detect the NFS datastores, if you use host name on ESXi hosts and IP address on SRA configuration

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