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VMware: Education Services

Posted by bartvdw on 1111/0606/2013

http://vmwarelearning.com

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VMware: vSA 1.0 Manager GUI – Important information!

Posted by bartvdw on 1616/0808/2012

Apparently VMware has become aware of an issue regarding vSA 1.0 Manager GUI and putting clusters in maintenance mode.

In short: don’t use the GUI at this moment!

VMware ALERT: Using the vSA 1.0 Manager GUI to enter cluster maintenance mode
http://blogs.vmware.com/kb/2012/08/vmware-alert-using-the-vsa-10-manager-gui-to-enter-cluster-maintenance-mode.html

Using the vSphere Storage Appliance 1.0 Manager GUI to enter cluster maintenance mode can result in clusters entering an inconsistent state
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2033400

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VMware: VSA WSCLI.jar

Posted by bartvdw on 0202/0808/2012

The WSCLI.jar is pretty cool for your VMware VSA cluster. If you’re using VMware VSA cluster, you must check this out! The links at the bottom contain lots of examples of the usage, be sure you check them as well.

If you need to point to the correct Java executable, use this path: "C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\jre\bin\java.exe"

Location WSCLI.jar file: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VSA Manager\tools

Examples:

-jar WSCLI.jar <VSA cluster IP> getStorageCluster –> this will generate detailed information from your VSA cluster, you can check the replication status etc.

-jar WSCLI.jar  <VSA VM’s Management IP> exitMaintenanceMode –> exit maintenance mode for the VSA node specified

-jar WSCLI.jar <VSA VM’s Management IP> getSvaServerInfo –> get detailed information for the VSA node specified

-jar WSCLI.jar <Cluster IP> exitStorageClusterMaintenanceMode –> exit cluster maintenance mode

After taking a VSA cluster or node out of maintenance mode, the status is unknown or the VSA Manager interface is no longer available
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2021538

Mounting VMware vSphere Storage Appliance NFS datastores on ESXi hosts manually
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2004833

Performing a controlled power down of a VMware vSphere Storage Appliance cluster
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2019135

VSA appliance cannot exit maintenance mode
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2018009

Collecting the vSphere Storage Appliance server logs when the cluster is offline
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2014713

Options of WSCLI.jar can be found here.

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