Help with 5220 configuration with SAN transport for VMware
I'm in the process of configuring a 5220 Appliance (2.5.2) for VMware backups using SAN transport. I think I'm most of the way there in that I can successfully backup using NDB so all my credentials are good and vCentre is correctly creating and removing snapshots.
I now need to get it to work over the SAN.
I have zoned the datasotes to the vmware ports on the Appliance. I have not used the ports that would normally be used for FT connectivity nor the one for tape.... I have used the remaining two ports. I understand that multipathing is not supported and so have zoned half the datastores to one port and the other half to the other port.
If I log into the appliance and run >MANAGE >STORAGE >SCAN - this completes ok
If I log into >STORAGE I see lots of new sd(x) entries, a size (2TB) but they all have a status of 'n/a' Is this correct?
If I go to Maintenance and run DF -H I do not see any of these disks mounted - Should they be mounted or not?
Do I need to do anything on the appliance to configures these luns or should the appliance 'know' what to do with them automatically?
Essentially - I'm after an idea of what I should see to ensure that the vmware LUNS are properly presented and perhaps a command I should run to prove this? I suspect the SAN transport mode is not being used as the Appliance doesn't have correct visibility of the datastore LUNS ove the SAN.
many thanks in advance