VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 available

VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 available

VSAN VROps Management Pack version 6.0.3 released recently is supported for the latest release of VSAN, 6.1, as of this management pack officially. Management pack is available to download VMware Solution Exchange website.

Installing VSAN vROPS Management Pack

Login to vROPS using the credentials having appropriate rights to install Management pack. Click on “Add Solution” Button
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Click on Browse a Solution and choose the Management solution pack file and click on upload.
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Click Next to install the Management solution pack once uploaded.
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Accept the license agreement and click on Next.
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Wait of installation of Solution to finish and click on Finish.
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After successful installation, the Solution pack will be available in the list of solution. Next, Management solution is required to be configured.

Provide the vCenter Server and the credentials to connect to vCenter server. Click on Test Connection.
 Click OK to trust vCenter certificate
Click on Save Settings once test gets successful. Click Close once configuration saved successfully.
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Once configuration completes, vROPS will start collecting the data after configuration.
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vROPS Dashboard can be used for further Monitoring & Analysis of available datastores in vCenter.

Deploying VSAN Cluster Step by Step

Deploying VMware Virtual SAN Cluster

VMware Virtual SAN Cluster should certain requirements before deploying in production environment.
Login to VMWare Web Client Navigate to Cluster settings and click on General under Virtual SAN. Click on Edit

 

Check “Turn ON Virtual SAN”. Select Automatic or Manual mode for Adding disk to storage. In case of Automatic mode disk will be claimed automatically by VSAN once added. In Manual mode, it is required to claim the disk manually.

 

To configure VSAN it is required to have 

  • One SSD / Flash Disk on each host
  • Portgroup should be configured for VSAN Traffice. 

 

Initially you may not found any disk eligible to be part of VSAN as the disk attached is not recognized as SSD / FLash Disk. In that case, disk have to be manually marked as Flash disk. Starting vSphere 6, disk can be marked as Flash disk using GUI.

 
If no port group configured to handle VSAN traffic, you will get the error in “Network Status”
 
Select the appropriate SSD disk and Click on   to mark the device as Flash drive on each host of the cluster.
 
Click Yes to mark the device as Flash Drive
 
 
Configure the port group to allow VSAN traffic by Editing ( ) the port group properties on each host of the VSAN Cluster.
 
 
Once the disk get marked as Flash disk and port group gets configured for Virtual SAN Traffic, Disk groups can be created and available disk can be claimed.