About Host PowerTools for Hyper-V virtual machines
Due to lack of functionality in the Hyper-V synthetic fiber-channel driver, Host PowerTools cannot automatically detect connections between Hyper-V fiber-channel ports (FC HBA) and InfiniBox storage arrays.
For this reason, Host PowerTools behavior on Hyper-V virtual machines is affected in the following ways:
infinihost settings checkskips some of the steps that cannot be run without the option to discover connected InfiniBox target ports:
infinihost system registerdoes not use automatic detection of the fiber channel ports to register in the storage array. Instead, it uses the Logged in initiators feature of InfiniBox to detect the connected ports.
- For this feature to work, Host PowerTools requires valid credentials to the InfiniBox system (in order to query the system for the logged in ports).
infinihost system registerwill not work properly until the credentials are set.
Setting Host PowerTools for Hyper-V to query InfiniBox for Logged-in Initiators
To set InfiniBox credentials, use one of the following options:
- Use the command
infinihost credentials set
- Use the command
- Open the Host PowerTools GUI window
- Find the InfiniBox array that you want to register
- On the top-right corner, there is an indication of the currently used credentials. If there is an indication "No credentials set", click on the "change" link.
A dialog will open where you can set user credentials.
The following checks of
infinihost settings check are also affected on Hyper-V virtual machines:
- 6360529 Windows Auto-mounter. This test is skipped if Hyper-V Failover Clustering Service (ClusSvc) is enabled. In this case, Windows device auto-mount should not be disabled.