PAjit
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Thick Provisioning option is still grayed out after installation of VAAI NAS plugin

Hi ,

We Have developed a VAAI NAS plugin & installed it from command line on ESXI host.
After installation of plugin , I can see Hardware Acceleration as supported when I checked it through command line using below command-

#esxcli storage nfs list

Volume Name   Host           Share         Accessible  Mounted  Read-Only   isPE   Hardware Acceleration

------------  -------------  ------------  ----------  -------  ---------  -----  ---------------------

myshare           myhost       /mnt/myshare        true     true              false      false    Supported

I created one NFS share & mounted it on ESX.

From Gui , when I am trying to create a disk on NFS datastore, I am getting only Thin provisioning option enabled. Thick provisioning option is grayed out.

When we ran command vmkfstool with thick provisioned option ,it runs successfully.

#vmkfstools -c 4m /myshare/test19.vmdk -d eagerzeroedthick

What needs to be done  in the VAAI NAS plugin to enable thick provisioning option in GUI ?

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vyasprab
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I am hitting the same issue. I remember before Flash EOL there was a workaround to deploy thick disks using Flex client. But now HTML5 is the only option besides cli. Does VMware have any article or information to confirm this is a known HTML5 client issue ?

 

Thanks

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vaivanov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hi,

Can you please share a screenshot of the UI? There is a known issue where the tick option is missing in the provisioning type dropdown in H5 client. One workaround is to go to ESX UI and add the disk from there.

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vyasprab
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Hi,

I get the Thick option grayed out even when trying from Host UI . 

PFA screenshot.

Please let me know if there is any article from VMware that says this is a known issue.

Thanks!

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