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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.
- Ensure that the specific ONTAP version supports the NFS VAAI primitives for the corresponding ESXi hosts. Note that NFS VAAI plugins were introduced in vSphere 5.0. To check the compatibility use How to determine if VAAI features are being used in a vSphere and NetApp environment? I have also provided more information in my previous blog vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) & NetApp – How to set it right?
- 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
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
- 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.