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tdubb123
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vmkernel warnings: WArning: claimrule number 290 indicates that it should be claimed by plugin PowerPath

WARNING: ScsiClaimrule: 1294: Path vmhba2:C0:T0:L0 is claimed by plugin NMP, but current claimrule number 290 indicates that it should be claimed by plugin PowerPath.


any idea whatr this warning is all about?

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tdubb123
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ok I found out that this device is actually a locally attached scsi disk and not a EMC san. but why would I get that vmkernel warning error that powerpath should have claimed it?

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a_p_
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Are you running ESXi on a HP host?

Which ESXi version/build do you currently use?

What's the output of esxcli storage core claimrule list?

André

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tdubb123
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yes its a HP host.

Its ESXi 5.1

dont have access to console

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impranayk
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Is it possible to share result for esxcli storage core claimrule list

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tdubb123
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this is what I seeScreen Shot 2016-05-24 at 9.54.03 AM.png

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a_p_
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There has been an issue with ESXi 5.5 prior to Update 1 where after a PowerPath installation the local disks became inaccessible (see https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2063975).

I guess that the error/warning you see can be ignored for the local disk, as the local disk seems to be claimed as it should be.

André

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tdubb123
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Hi my hosts are 5.1. yes the locl storage is still showing and accessible. but any idea howto stop or get rid of this warning in the vmkernel logs from showing up?

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VMscribble
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Here are the ssh commands and also a powercli script that worked for me.

https://vmscribble.com/powercli/current-claimrule-number-290-indicates-claimed-plugin-powerpath/

ESXi 5.5

PowerPath/VE 5.9 SP1 P03

HP Smart Array P410i Controller

esxcfg-mpath -l  to ensure the VMHBA is the local Smart Array P410i Controller

Device Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Disk

Adapter: vmhba2 Channel: 0 Target: 0 LUN: 1

esxcli storage core claimrule add –type=”location” –rule=210 –plugin=”NMP” –adapter=vmhba2 –channel=0 –target=0 –lun=1

esxcli storage core claimrule load

esxcli storage core claimrule run

esxcli storage core claimrule list | grep 210

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