I have a VM template that resides on a VSAN datastore. In the same cluster I have an SDRS storage group that contains 4 NFS datastores.
Is there a reason why I can't clone/migrate my template from VSAN to and SDRS storage group? It looks like a policy thing but I'm not sure.
Note: The same template can be cloned and migrated to other datastores, just not the SDRS grouping.
Yes, you are correct, VSAN appears to have issues with SDRS. Disabling SDRS just to clone, then re-enable is not a workable solution for us. We have vRA / vRO automation workflows that are pointing to the SDRS group. Currently we are keeping our templates on a regular NFS datastore and it will have to remain that way unless something changes with the policies in the future.
Just to clarify, the VSAN datastore is not part of the SDRS group. The issue occurs when svMotion/migrate/clone between them.
I am curious as to other opinions. It seems like vSAN works best when it's on its own. Once you introduce it to complex, heterogeneous environments; incompatibilities emerge. Which is fine, I just wonder if vSAN is being implemented where it should not be. Thank you, Zach.