cguadall
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VAAI Support for NFS: How?

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On Chad's posts says:

What’s in this VNX update?  A LOT (this is a shortened list with key ones from my perspective):

  • VAAI Support for NFS: This feature allows VAAI for NFS.  It’s delivered via a VMware ESX server vStorage plug-in that creates and manages virtual disks as a set of files on a NAS device. The use cases include virtual disk cloning, VM instant provisioning, NAS hardware assisted VM snapshots and storage vmotion.

Any document that explains how to configure VAAI for NFS?

Thanks.

Carles

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cguadall
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Re: VAAI Support for NFS: How?

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vSphere 5 VAAI NFS plugin for VNX available now.

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2011/12/vsphere-5-vaai-nfs-plugin-for-vnx-available-now....

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reseach
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Re: VAAI Support for NFS: How?

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Carles, Here is a article talking about vSphere 5 VAAI features, http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2011/07/new-enhanced-vsphere-50-storage-features-part-3-vaai.html you might look at “

What about NAS?”

section elaborating related parameter setting. Thanks, Eddy

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dynamox
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Eddy,

What NAS platforms support VAAI ?

Thanks

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reseach
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Dynamox,

As I know, VNX with File OE above v7.0.12.0 does Support VAAI for NFS, the available feature is listed as follow,

1. Fast Clone

2. Full Clone

3. Reserve Space

4. Extended Stats

5. Offload Status/Abort

Thanks,

Eddy

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dynamox
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Thanks, is Isilon on the roadmap anytime soon ?

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reseach
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I am not sure when VAAI would be GA on Isilon, but according to Chad’s blog, it is coming.

Here is the article for your reference. http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2011/08/emc-and-vsphere-5-whats-supported-when.html

Thanks,

Eddy

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cjohannsen81
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Hi,

is there anything to do on the VNX (5500 in my case) to enable VAAI? In my environment (vSphere 5) the NFS datastores are displayed with "Not Supported" in the hardware acceleration tab...

best regards

Christian Johannsen

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dynamox
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Are you at the code level Eddy mentioned above?

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cjohannsen81
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Sure. Newest VNX OE (7.0.35) and newest VSI plug-in...

There is nothing enabled

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Holger_Daube
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AFAIK - there is a piece of software still in VMware Certification process.....

I ran into the same with a VNX7500. Stay tuned.

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