Category Archives: Storage

How to monitor NetApp Filers using vRealize Operations Manager (vROps)?

In this post I will show how to use vRealize Hyperic Server + plugin to monitor NetApp Filers via vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). You will find answers for the following topics/questions: Prerequisites to monitor NetApp via vRealize Hyperic Server. How to install and configure NetApp plugin for vRealize Hyperic Server? Overview of available metrics for monitoring NetApp. How… Read More »

Failed to register NetApp VASA Provider - NVPF-00014: Unable to contact VASA server on host.

Recently I have been playing with VVOL on NetApp. During registering VASA Provider for clustered Data ONTAP with VSC for VMware vSphere I got the following error: NVPF-00014: Unable to contact VASA server on hosts of xxx In the Virtual Storage Console nvpf.log (C:\Program Files\NetApp\Virtual Storage Console\log), I found the following info: [2015-04-10 20:22:40,262] [qtp129672157-30] [ERROR] NVPF-00014:  Unable… Read More »

What's new in NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 6.0 and VASA 6.0 for VMware vSphere?

NetApp has released Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 6.0 and VASA 6.0 for VMware vSphere. On quick reminder, by running VSC, you can perform tasks such as the following: Manage storage and configure the ESX host Provision datastores and clone virtual machines Perform online alignments and migrate virtual machines individually and in groups into new or existing datastores Back… Read More »

How to deploy and configure EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines 4.2? Part 2: Create a vRPA Cluster

In this part of deploying RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines 4.2, I will show how to create and configure vRPA Cluster. Before creating a vRPA Cluster, please ensure that the following prerequisites are met: Installing the RecoverPoint for VMs splitter on each ESXi host in the ESXi cluster. Configuring Software iSCSI Adapters on every ESXi host. Deploying vRPAs using… Read More »