5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2017 11:33 AM by TheBobkin

    VM storage policies are not showing

    buffalix Novice

       

       

      I know there are storage policies. And all VSAN storage provider are online and synced

       

      Any idea? We are running 6.2. vsphere build 6765062.

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: VM storage policies are not showing
          TheBobkin Master
          vExpertVMware Employees

          Hello buffalix,

           

           

          Check if you can create a Storage Policy using the button to better scope what is working or not.

          What version of vCenter is in use?

          Any changes in the environment since SPs were last visible? (e.g. firewalls, certs, updates).

          Have you tried a different browser?

          Have you tried restarting the Web Client services on the vCenter?

          Check spbm functionality/health/compliance via RVC (e.g. spbm.check_compliance <pathToVM>).

           

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: VM storage policies are not showing
            buffalix Novice

            I tried to restart vmware-sps services on vCenter appliance and vsanvpd on hosts

             

            We are running 6.0.0.30200 build 5326079

             

            VCSA was restarted as well

             

            All VMs are compliant with our policy and I can check compliance via gui.

             

            I can create a test policy but as soon as I create it it is missing from the window - it is there but showing in GUI.

            • 3. Re: VM storage policies are not showing
              TheBobkin Master
              vExpertVMware Employees

              Hello buffalix,

               

               

              Seems it is likely either a Browser or Web-Client issue so.

              Have you tried other browsers and/or from another computer/source?

              What changes in the environment have occurred since this last functioned normally?

              Have a look in the virgo logs of the Web-Client to perhaps get more information as to what is being pulled/processed when you access the Storage Policy page.

               

               

              Bob

              • 4. Re: VM storage policies are not showing
                buffalix Novice

                it looks like it is permission issue - very interesting

                 

                my account belongs to two different groups - one with admin access, one with read-only access.  It looks like the real-only access overwrites the admin access!   If I remove myself from read-only group, then I will be able to see all storage policy

                 

                This is must be a bug - this permission behavior happens on some of the operations (like this one, "seeing storage policy") but not others

                 

                Anyone can reproduce the problem?

                • 5. Re: VM storage policies are not showing
                  TheBobkin Master
                  vExpertVMware Employees

                  Hello buffalix,

                   

                   

                  Fairly certain that is expected behaviour:

                   

                  "If you are logged in as a user that is member of the administrators group you have full access to the vCenter Server at every object level by default. If you are member of another group that was granted read only or restrictive rights to a particular object, the most restrictive permission applies on that object, overriding the administrator permission that may have been propagated from a higher level."

                  https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/1019457

                   

                  The reason why you are seeing it for some things and not others depends on the privileges of the Read-only role (e.g. Profile-driven Storage View is unticked for this role)

                   

                   

                  Bob