Also having the same issue not being able to select a Preferred path with 6.0 Update 3. We have no issues on our 5.5 hosts but after upgrading it says applying storage policy but never shows Active I/O * for the path we select.
We have Dell Compellent Sans With Vcenter 6.0 U3b.
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There is a bug in ESXi 6.0 U3, which causes active path information to be missing. It could be that you are hitting the same bug.
Currently there is no work around, Active path information (I/O) missing after update to 6.0 Update 3 (2149992) | VMware KB
Thank you for reply.
Yes! Thank you for the reply. Felt like VMWare knew nothing of the issue. Hopefully it will be patched asap.
However, the kb article says that it is a cosmetic bug only but that's not true for us.
We have tried to set a preffered path both via the client and cli but the vmware host just ignores it.
We've just logged a case with vmware about this but we need it fixed ASAP!
The KB is wrong!
This is not a cosmetic issue! We are not able to set the preferred patch from the client, webclient or even PowerCLI!
We've created an SR (17504104407) but get no response from vmware other than it will be patched in the future.
We need this fixed ASAP!
I have the same issue, we are using VPLEX metro cross-link, and want to select the perfered path.
Is there a solution currently ?
Has anyone resolved this issue ?
we have also have this problem.
The only workaround for us is, to use escli direct at the host. If the Pathpolicy is already VMW_PSP_FIXED
then for example
esxcli storage nmp psp fixed deviceconfig set --path vmhba2:C0:T1:L36 --device naa.60050768018086cd600000000000003b
will set the preferred path
This will check the result of the command:
esxcli storage nmp device list -d naa.60050768018086cd600000000000003b