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How To: Get SMART data passed on from ESXI 5.1 Host
Val3ntin posted a topic in Nuts & BoltsBased on the feedback from the community, here is how to get your ESXi Host to pass on SMART data for Scanner in your guest VMs. All you need to do is the following and then any disk (not USB) you plugin in thereafter will be available for RDM: In the ESXi Console window, highlight your server Go to the Configuration tab Under Software, click Advanced Settings Click RdmFilter Uncheck the box for RdmFilter.HbaIsShared Click OK Used the Advanced Settings for StableBit Scanner to enable "UnsafeDirectIo" to get the SMART data from the virtual controller: http://wiki.covecube.com/StableBit_Scanner_Advanced_Settings And make sure that "UnsafeDirectIo" is set to "True", and reboot. *Note: UnsafeDirectIo is "unsafe" for a reason. It is possible that it can cause issues or glitches, or in extremely rare conditions it can cause BSODs. In a large majority of cases, these issues don't occur, but it is a possibility. So definitely "at your own risk". Original Post: Hi Guys, I have a Dell Precision T3500 Workstation, that are running VMware ESXi 5.1.0. On this host i have created 2 virtual machines, both are Windows 2012 server standard. One of these are running Stablebit Scanner v. 126.96.36.19928. My problem is, that it does not show SMART status, temperatures or anything for any of my drives. This i all the data i get (se picture). Is there something i need to install on my ESXi host, or is this just not possible on my setup, because i use VMware? This i what i have on the host server: Thank you in advance..
NFS, Drivepool, VMwareHas anyone been able to successfully get a NFS share working on the pool so that a VMware ESXi host can add the NFS share as additional storage? I can perform this successfully on non-pooled drives without issue. I have Drivepool config files setup to display the file system as NTFS and I verified this by looking in disk manager and viewing the properties of the pooled drive. I am running the latest BETA version of Drivepool. I initially tried the latest stable version as well. Thanks in advance.
Creating VirtualMachine fails on the DrivePool driveHello there. Just faced some weird error while trying to create new virtual machine with the VMWare Player. On the regular disk, it works perfect. But when trying to create virtual machine on the drive that pooled, it throws errors that are linked to access to some files. Unfortunately I don't see any logs, so the only possible way is the "divination by photos" So, what do we have: 1. System running Windows Server 2012 R2 2. StableBit DrivePool 3. VMWare player v 6.0.1 4. All related executables of vmware are granted to run as administrator. 5. Folder F:\VirtualMachines\Home (whatever) is a full-access to Everyone. 6. Open vmware, try to create new VM. vmx and vmd files are created, but they can not be changed, they remain of the default size, and the error raises "Insufficient permission to access file.". That's all. Creating new VM on any other physical disc leads to normal creation. When moving newly created VM to the pooled drive, and trying to run it with vmware player - it seems to work, but who knows for how long.