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Pazzoide1976
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P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Hello,
I have a question.
I have to upgrade my storage p2000 g3 sas, connected via sas switches, from release to release TS251P004-02 TS252R007

 

My infrastructure is composed of:
1 c3000
3 bl460c g7
2 switches sas
one storage p2000 g3 sas
os vmware esxi 5.1 u3

 

Reading the firmware release notes of the storage ( ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib2/software1/pubsw-linux/p1485086127/v109841/740672-010.html ) I have found the following:

 

HP MSA VAAI Plug-in: important notes for ESX environments
Beginning with the TS251R004 firmware release, the HP MSA VAAI Plug-in is no longer supported. The HP MSA controller firmware now uses T10 compliance in an ESX Environment.

In order to properly upgrade your ESX Environment, perform the Following actions:

Determine Whether your ESXi / ESX 5.x hosts has the HP MSA VAAI Plug-in installed.

Disable the HP MSA VAAI Plug-in.

Remove the VAAI vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB).

Remove all claim-rules associated with the HP MSA VAAI Plug-in.


The procedure is as follows:

https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=4118559&docId=mmr_kc-0123414&docLocale=en_US

 

If I make the following command

 

To determinates if the VAAI Plug-in is installed on an ESXi / ESX5.x host: # find / -name hp_vaaip_p2000

I do not find anything then the vib seems not to be installed

 

If I type the following command esxcli storage core device VAAI status get I get


naa.600c0ff000131bd3a15b3a4f01000000
   VAAI Plugin Name:
   ATS Status: supported
   Clone Status: supported
   Zero Status: supported
   Delete Status: unsupported

 

So VAAI plugin seems not to be loaded.

 

But if I make the following command esxcli storage core claimrule list --claimrule-class = Filter I get

Rule Class Rule Class Type Plugins Matches
---------- ----- ------- ------ ----------- ----------- ---------------------
Filter 5001 runtime vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 model =
Filter 5001 file vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 model =
Filter 5002 runtime vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 G3 FC model =
Filter 5002 file vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 G3 FC model =
Filter 5003 runtime vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP model = P2000G3 FC / iSCSI
Filter 5003 file vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP model = P2000G3 FC / iSCSI
Filter 5004 runtime vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = model = HP P2000 G3 iSCSI
Filter 5004 file vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = model = HP P2000 G3 iSCSI
Filter 5005 runtime vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 G3 SAS model =
Filter 5005 file vendor VAAI_FILTER vendor = HP P2000 G3 SAS model =


So my question is I can proceed directly update the new release of firmware storage or I must first disable claimrules the P2000?


Thank you

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AnkitM
Trusted Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

There is no hard and fast rule about it but it is recommended that you deactivate all the claim rules before you upgrade to the latest Storage Controller Firmware, especially when you are aware that you are not using VAAI.

 

You can follow the advisory from the Step 

deactivate all claim-rules 

 

 

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Pazzoide1976
Frequent Advisor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Thanks for your answer.

 

I can type

 

deactivate all claim-rules

 

directly without having to perform any other operation?

 

or I have to first perform these steps?

 

  Using the vSphere Client: - In the vSphere Client inventory panel, select the host.
- Click the Configuration tab, and Click on the Advanced Settings under Software.
- Select Data Mover and the September HardwareAcceleratedMove to 0, select OK.


Thank you

 

Greetings

AnkitM
Trusted Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

You will need to disable the VAAI and then deactivate the claim rules.

 

It seems Plugin may not be installed but feature is enabled.

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Pazzoide1976
Frequent Advisor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Thanks for your answer.

 

Yes the Plugin may not be installed but feature is enabled.

 

My question is can I go from step

 

# esxcli storage core claimrule remove -r 5001 --claimrule-class=Filter
# esxcli storage core claimrule remove -r 5001 --claimrule-class=VAAI

 

Or I have to do first

 

  Using the vSphere Client: - In the vSphere Client inventory panel, select the host.
- Click the Configuration tab, and Click on the Advanced Settings under Software.
- Select Data Mover and the September HardwareAcceleratedMove to 0, select OK.

 

 

Thank you

 

Greetings

AnkitM
Trusted Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

  Using the vSphere Client: - In the vSphere Client inventory panel, select the host.
- Click the Configuration tab, and Click on the Advanced Settings under Software.
- Select Data Mover and the September HardwareAcceleratedMove to 0, select OK.

 

i.e. Disable the VAAI Feature

 

Then Remove the Claim rules

 

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Pazzoide1976
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Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Thanks for your answer.

 

After I made the procedure I have to put Data Mover and the HardwareAcceleratedMove to 1 because 1 is the default parameter ?


Or I have to leave it at 0?

 

Thanks

 

Greeting

AnkitM
Trusted Contributor

Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

You have to change from 1 to 0 not the other way around. :/

 

Refer: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033665?src=vmw_so_vex_ameht_927

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Pazzoide1976
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Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Thanks for the reply.

 

So leaving the parameters to 0 (DataMover.HardwareAcceleratedMove ,DataMover.HardwareAcceleratedInit setting to 0. VMFS3.HardwareAcceleratedLocking setting to 0) will disable the ability to use VAAI forever.

 

Correct?

 

Thank you

 

Greetings

AnkitM
Trusted Contributor
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Re: P2000 G3 disable the HP VAAI Plugin

Yes.

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