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P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Birdman_2000
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P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

So far overall this has been a bad experience.  Getting the SAN to talk to VMM over SMI-S was a large pain.  Credentials kept failing, even though they had complete manage rights to the SAN via all protocols.  Finally got this working, not 100% sure what actually made it start talking.  Still get Errors trying to create luns and refresh from VMM.  Some it is VMM 2012 but the befudling part was the access denied issues with smi-s login. 

 

Anyone else having Similiar experiences?

 

 

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AnkitM
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Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

What is the exact error you are receiving? 

 

Make sure credentials does not  include a comma, double quote, or backslash, and can have a maximum of 19 bytes.

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Birdman_2000
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Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Credentials are the default username and a 9 digit password that contains numbers and letters.  

 

This is the latest error i got creating a Logical Unit from vmm 2012.

 

This is the code that runs that throws the error.  

$pool = Get-SCStoragePool -ID "6833da47-63e1-4949-abeb-3a15cca6f1d2" -Name "VM`'s & Data"
New-SCStorageLogicalUnit -StoragePool $pool -DiskSizeMB 512000 -Name "test2" -Description "" -ProvisioningType "Fixed" -RunAsynchronously

 

Error (26135)
Creating storage logical unit TempPenta on storage pool 208000c0ff159741:00c0ff15998a000015d7485100000000 failed with error code SM_RC_GENERIC_FAILURE.

Recommended Action
Specify valid parameters for creating logical unit.

 

After that attempt i tried to rescan the provider and got this error

 

Error (26101)
Storage discovery of provider http://192.168.1.25:5988 for user manage failed from SYSCTR1.local.net with error code 2. Failed: Discovery cannot connect to namespace:CONNECT_FAILED::

Recommended Action
Specify valid provider, port and user credentials for storage discovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AnkitM
Trusted Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

IMHO, if you are getting these errors on VMM then I reckon VMM Support Forum will be the right support community where this issue will be viewed by the larger interested group. I understand VMM is connected to P2000 G3 but I can not think of anything relevant to P2000 after searching for the errors you posted.

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Birdman_2000
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Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Well, the funny thing is i couldn't rescan the SAN, until I rebooted the Management Controllers on the SAN after that it scans just fine.  So that really leads me to believe it's a san issue.

djjones73
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Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Any update on this?

 

New storage logical unit creation always fails in my configuration (P2000 G3 FC/SCVMM 2012).

Every time got error 26135:

 

Creating storage logical unit <LUN Name> storage pool 208000c0ff13d4ca:00c0ff13b9b00000aa37965200000000 on failed with error code Failed .

 

Recommended Action
Specify valid parameters for creating logical unit.

 

Is there any support for this type of MSA?

 

Refreshing storage pools via SCVMM take ages to finish.

EC02
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Re: P2000 G3 with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

I'm using SCVMM 2012 R2 and have the same problem with a P2000i G3 iSCSI MSA. Adding it is no problem. I can also do a refresh, but rescan exits with:

 

Error (26101) Storage discovery of provider http://<IP-address>:5988 for user <user> failed from <VMMHost> with error code 2. Failed: Discovery cannot connect to namespace:CONNECT_FAILED::

Recommended Action Specify valid provider, port and user credentials for storage discovery.

 

In Powershell the command is Read-SCStorageProvider where the difference between "Refresh" and "Rescan" is whether the parameter "-Force" is used or not.

 

The P2000i has firmware TS250P002. There is a later version available, TS250P003, but it does not seem to solve this problem, because the only fix from the previous version is: "Disallow user creation using reserved user names."

 

Restarting the management controllers does not solve the problem for me.