Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Troubleshooting NetApp NFS VAAI Plugin on ESXi host

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In this blog I will discuss some commands and logs that you can use while troubleshooting NetApp NFS VAAI plugin on ESXi host.

  • Check if NFS VAAI Plugin is installed, you can use the following command
~ # esxcli software vib list | grep -i netapp
NetAppNasPlugin                1.0-020                             NetApp  VMwareAccepted    2013-06-05


~ # esxcli software vib get -n NetAppNasPlugin
Name: NetAppNasPlugin
Version: 1.0-020
Type: bootbank
Vendor: NetApp
Acceptance Level: VMwareAccepted
Summary: NAS VAAI NetApp Plugin
Description: NetApp NAS VAAI Module for ESX Server
Creation Date: 2012-10-29
Maintenance Mode Required: False
Hardware Platforms Required:
Live Install Allowed: False
Live Remove Allowed: False
Stateless Ready: False
Overlay: False
Payloads: NetAppNasPlugin

  • If you are using ESXi CLI or NetApp Virtual Storage Console to install NFS VAAI plugin but the installation does not complete successfully, use the /var/log/esxupdate.log to find more information.

  • To troubleshoot issues related to various NFS VAAI primitives like copy offload use the /var/log/hostd.log.

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