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      • 15. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
        depping Champion
        User ModeratorsVMware Employees

        I have tried to reproduce the issue by the way, so far not successful.

        • 16. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
          ddio Novice

          Thanks, every time I have seen this behavior it is attempting unmount an NFS datastore that has just gone inactive under vCenter 5.1.  It seems to happen quite frequently and has been seen in multiple configurations.

          • 17. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
            ddio Novice

            Updated SR ticket:  Known issue with related catch all KB article.

             

            I am surprised that this has been uncovered with more users adopting 5.1.  We will use "Reconfigure for vSphere HA" or perform multiple attempts when encountering this behavior.

             

            Thanks

             

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            Hello Darryl,

             

            As discussed over call this is a known behavior in vCenter Server 4.1.x, 5.0.x and 5.1.x.

            I am sending you the Kb article

             

            vSphere HA and FT Error Messages (1033634)

            http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1033634

             

            Since this is a known issue hopefully We are planning to get rid of this issue with the upcoming version of V center server we are still working on it.

             

            I am going to close the case on temporary note In case you need help please reply to this email within twenty one days from now and I will schedule another call for you.

            • 18. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
              depping Champion
              User ModeratorsVMware Employees

              I've have reported this to engineering, they will take a look at it ddio. May I suggest making a dump of your log files after experiencing the issue (support will request this soon I am guessing anyway)

              • 19. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                ddio Novice

                Thank you,

                 

                It sounds like this SR will be closed as a known issue based on the KB referenced above.  I did provide screenshots along with system logs and uploaded them to the SR, I followed the outlined procedure for collecting diagnostic information needed for technical support.

                • 20. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                  wallbreakr Novice

                  Bonjour,

                  Je suis actuellement absent du bureau avec un accès limité à ma messagerie.

                  Je serais de retour le 28/06/2013. En cas d'urgence merci de contacter François BLAES (francois.blaes@orange.com)

                  Cordialement,

                  Yannig BEYET

                  • 21. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                    kfarkas Novice
                    VMware Employees

                    Regarding the problem of unmounting a datastore, there is a known issue in VC 5.1 that was fixed in VC 5.1U1. In 5.1, in certain circumstances, during the datastore unmount operation, VC is unable to log into the HA agent on the host on which the unmount is being done, and hence the HA agent's use of the datastore cannot be quiesced.

                     

                    You can determine if you are encountering this issue by searching the VC log files. Find the task corresponding to the unmount request, and see if the follow error message is logged during the task's execution:


                    2012-09-28T11:24:08.707Z [7F7728EC5700 error 'DAS'] [VpxdDas::SetDatastoreDisabledForHACallback] Failed to disable datastore /vmfs/volumes/505dc9ea-2f199983-764a-001b7858bddc on host [vim.HostSystem:host-30,10.112.28.11]: N3Csi5Fault16NotAuthenticated9ExceptionE(csi.fault.NotAuthenticated)


                    While we are on the subject, I'll also mention that there is another know issue in VC 5.0 that was fixed in VC5.0U1 (the fix is in VC 5.1 too). This issue related to unmounting a force mounted VMFS datastore. You can determine whether you are hitting this error by again checking the VC log files. If you see an error message such as the following with VC 5.0, then you may be hitting this problem. A work around, like above, is to disable HA while you unmount the datastore.

                     

                    2011-11-29T07:20:17.108-08:00 [04528 info 'Default' opID=19B77743-00000A40] [VpxLRO] -- ERROR task-396 -- host-384 -- vim.host.StorageSystem.unmountForceMountedVmfsVolume: vim.fault.PlatformConfigFault:

                    • 22. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                      ddio Novice

                      Thank you,  I was contacted by support for the SR referenced above and they recommended VC 5.1U1 also.  I have successfully retested with 5.1U1a

                       

                      Performed ~ 40 iterations of unmount inactive datastore operations without hitting the error in question.

                       

                      vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 Build 1123961

                      Client Version: 5.1.0 Build 1064113

                      • 23. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                        depping Champion
                        User ModeratorsVMware Employees

                        ddio wrote:

                         

                        Thank you,  I was contacted by support for the SR referenced above and they recommended VC 5.1U1 also.  I have successfully retested with 5.1U1a

                         

                        Performed ~ 40 iterations of unmount inactive datastore operations without hitting the error in question.

                         

                        vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 Build 1123961

                        Client Version: 5.1.0 Build 1064113

                        Thanks for the feedback, just for your info... kfarkas is the lead engineer on vSphere HA... nice right to have passionate and customer caring engineers

                        • 24. Re: .vmware_ha folder on non-heartbeat datastores
                          ddio Novice

                          It certainly is!  Thank you very much.

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