Thursday, March 21, 2013

SRM Array Pairs Devices doesn't detect source volumes

We were facing issues while enabling Array Pairs in SRM 5.0 . PFB screenshot for the same. We performed following steps

Setup

VMware SRM 5.0
NetApp FAS 3070 vfiler
NetApp SRA 2.0.1

Error

"Internal error: std::exception 'class Dr::Xml::XmlValidateException' "Element 'SourceDevices' is not valid for content model: '(SourceDevice,)'"."

Resolution

This is a bug confirmed by NetApp, Bug ID: 642115
The simple workaround is to either add the volumes manually in the include list or fall back to SRA 2.0.0


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NetApp SRA Discover Arrays Failed

We were facing issues while adding Array Manager in SRM 5.0 . PFB screenshot for the same. We performed following steps and the resolution

Setup

VMware SRM 5.0
NetApp FAS 3070 vfiler
NetApp SRA 2.0.1

Troubleshooting Steps
Ensured we are able to telnet on Port 80 and 3260 from the SRM Server
Reinstalled the NetApp SRA 2.0
Upgrade the NetApp SRA to 2.0.1 from 2.0 to ensure it’s not the NetApp SRA
Reviewed the Logs and found following Error

SRA command discoverArrays failed

Resolution

On NetApp “httpd” setting were changed

From

httpd.access                 legacy     
httpd.admin.access           legacy     
httpd.admin.enable           off 

To

httpd.access                 host=*    
httpd.admin.access           host=*    
httpd.admin.enable           on 



Thursday, March 14, 2013

ESXi Upgrade from 5.0 to 5.1

Procedure
Insert the ISO by connecting to Console. We have Dell Server so I used iDRAC
You will get following options and you have to select the first option

Upgrade ESXi, Preserve VMFS datastore
Install ESXi, preserve VMFS datastore
Install ESXi, overwrite VMFS datastore



Upgrade vCenter from 5.0 to 5.1

Procedure

Install Single Sign on. This requires Database instance. For Demo we have used SQL Express
We need to upgrade Inventory Service
Upgrade vCenter

Single Sign on (SSO) Installation

We will use SQL Express for the Demonstration

Inventory Service Upgrade
vCenter Server Upgrade