1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 12, 2018 8:49 AM by vKopp

    Esxi using GPFS (Spectrum Scale) NFS-ganesha (nfs3)

    hergtp Lurker

      VMware ESXi 6.5a hypervisor can mount an nfs3 volume using both the     

      native nfs-server and Spectrum Scale (GPFS) nfs-ganesha.                                    

                                                                             

      When I register a VM (or create a new VM) using a nfs3 native-nfs3 nfs-server (ibmnfs)  

      datastore, power on is successful                                      

      When I register the same VM using nfs3 nfs-ganesha (ibmces) datastore, 

      this fails.                                                            

                                                                             

      Is there a reason?                                                     

                                                                             

      When attempted, I get:                                                 

                                                                             

      Failed to power on virtual machine ibmflexlm. Module 'MonitorLoop'     

      power on failed.  Click here for more details.                         

                                                                             

      Power On VM                                                            

      Key haTask-7-vim.VirtualMachine.powerOn-118516861                      

      Description Power On this virtual machine                              

      Virtual machine ibmflexlm                                              

      State Failed - Module 'MonitorLoop' power on failed.                   

      Errors                                                                 

                                                                             

          Module 'MonitorLoop' power on failed.                              

          File system specific implementation of Lookup[file] failed         

          File system specific implementation of Lookup[file] failed         

          File system specific implementation of Lookup[file] failed         

          Failed to create swap file '/vms/ibmflexlm/./ibmflexlm-219271a5.    vswp' : Not found                                                      

          Could not power on virtual machine: Not found.                     

          Failed to power on VM.                                             

          Failed to start the virtual machine.                               

                                                                             

      However, on the ESXi hypervisor I have rw access to the directory and   files                                                                  

      # cd /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ibmflexlm                                

      # touch ibmflexlm-219271a5.vswp                                        

                                                                             

      # ssh ibmnfs cat /etc/exports                                          

      /gpfsna1            *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash,         

      fsid=32768)                                                            

                                                                             

      # ssh ibmces mmnfs export list --nfsdefs /gpfsna1                      

      Path     Delegations Clients               Access_Type Protocols        Transports Squash         Anonymous_uid Anonymous_gid SecType           PrivilegedPort DefaultDelegations Manage_Gids FS_Commit               

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

      /gpfsna1 NONE        *                     RW          3,4              TCP        NO_ROOT_SQUASH -2            -2            SYS               FALSE          NONE               FALSE       FALSE                    

      /gpfsna1 NONE        172.20.5.6,172.20.5.7 RW          3,4              TCP        NO_ROOT_SQUASH -2            -2            SYS               FALSE          NONE               FALSE       FALSE