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When using using Non-uniform connectivity for Active-Active volumes on a vSphere environment it is required to set the ESXi hosts objects on InfiniBox to “ESXi” type.

Note

Ensure that the host / cluster is ready by running the Host / Cluster readiness. For instructions see: ESXi hosts and clusters readiness

Due to new recommendations, setting the ESXi hosts objects on InfiniBox to “ESXi” type is not required for Active-Active volumes when configured with Unifrom connectivity.

New hosts or clusters

When registering hosts or clusters using Host PowerTools for VMware versions 5.0 - 5.3.1, the hosts objects are automatically created as "ESXi" type.

  • HPTVM versions greater than 5.3.1 will no longer set the InfiniBox hosts objects to "ESXi" type during registration.

When using Host PowerTools for VMware versions 5.0 - 5.3.1 for Uniform configuration, make sure the ESXi hosts are set to the "Default" host type on InfiniBox using InfiniShell commands.

Existing hosts or clusters 

When configuring Active-Active volumes using Non-uniform connectivity for existing vSphere hosts or clusters it is required to ensure that all the are set as "ESXi" type.

Setting existing hosts or cluster to "ESXi" Type

Settings an entire cluster to "ESXi" type

Host PowerTools for VMware allows to set an entire cluster (all the cluster's hosts) to the ESXi type at once.

  1. On vSphere Client, select the desired ESXi cluster object. 
  2. Access the INFINIDAT view. For instruction see: Locating the INFINIDAT View
  3. On the desired system click the More Options icon and select Host Type.
  4. Click the Check button. 
  5. If all hosts are not set to ESXi type, a warning will appear. Click the Fix button to set all hosts to the "ESXi" type.
  • If all hosts are set as "ESXi" type, the green mark will appear. 

Settings a specific host to "ESXi" type

  1. On vSphere Client, select the desired ESXi host object. 
  2. Access the INFINIDAT view. For instruction see: Locating the INFINIDAT View
  3. On the desired system click the More Options icon and select Settings.
  4. Click the "Set to ESXi" button. 

  • For hosts that are already set as "ESXi" type, the "Set to ESXi" button will be un-clickable. 
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