ScaleIO: Is IPv6 supported in ScaleIO 2.0.1.1 hyper-converged ESXi environment?

Article Number: 494807 Article Version: 3 Article Type: Break Fix



ScaleIO 2.0.1.1,ScaleIO 2.0.1.2,ScaleIO 2.0.1

Is IPv6 supported in ScaleIO 2.0.1.1 hyper-converged ESXi environment?

Due to a possible IPv6 issue between ScaleIO and VMware, one might experience a major performance drop on inbound traffic over uplink traffic in ESX. 5.5 and ESX 6. This affects both SDS and MDM deployed on an ESX.

Currently, for a VMware ESX environment, using IPv6 is supported in an SDC-only deployment (a.k.a. 2-layer).

SDS or MDM on an ESX should not be used in an IPv6 environment.

The issue is addressed in a newer SLES 12.x OVA. This is targeted for ScaleIO 2.1 code and it has a release date of Q3. Please note that this date could change.

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I need a solution

I’m trying to work out how to download a working SGOS image to run some tests in VMWare Workstation. The ESX version normally works, but I have hit an issue importing the ovf I have for 6.7.3.1 I managed to download a few months back. When browsing Symantec’s download site for ProxySG – VSWG I’m presented with a list of versions either General Availability, Early Availability or Patch, but can’t work out what release is going to lead me to a copy for ESX – it all seems to be haphazard. Some labled GA include images for various hypervisors (e.g. 6.7.3.6 has an image for AWS and HyperV but not ESX) whereas other GA releases have no hypervisor images just the .bsci (e.g. 6.7.3.2). Is there any logic to this? And what exactly is an “archived version”? What’s happened to the ESX images, they seem to have disappeared? I’m confused, can anybody offer some insight? Thanks Matt

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i forgot to integrate unity with vmware,

and VASA provider installation was not completed.

can i install it without disruption? i am in production, with many block luns presented as datastores, and many VMs running.

any impact?

i need to use feature to offload proccess from esx hosts to Unity processors, like my cloning vm.

please any comments?

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Unity AFA – my esx hosts Vmware 6.5 were registered with FC conectivity but only the cloning VMs process takes more time compared to VNX

i forgot to integrate unity with vmware,

and VASA provider installation was not completed.

can i install it without disruption? i am in production, with many block luns presented as datastores, and many VMs running.

any impact?

i need to use feature to offload proccess from esx hosts to Unity processors, like my cloning vm.

please any comments?

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We have BigFix 9.5.4.38 feeding LMT 9.2.7.0, both running on a single Windows 2K12 machine with a MSSQL Express 2014 database for BigFix and ILMT. This setup is at our Cloud Provider where they have access to the BigFix Console and we get access to the ILMT console only via the web URL for VMware ESX 5.5. We worked with the vendor and got the VM Manager to connect and start reporting PVUs correctly. After about 2 days, the VM Manager went back to Inactive state again and PVU values became incorrect. We checked the User ID and Password (that had not changed). We can connect to the VMware ESX URL/port from the BigFix machine, so connectivity is not a problem. The vmman_.properties file in the Config folder was checked and the ID was not locked out due to incorrect password attempts (vmm_communication_locked=false).

With a webex, we did a vmman.bat -stop and then a vmman.bat -run, did a vmman.bat -testconnection (which was successful), we did a vmman.bat -status (which reported no problems with the vm manager) and let the upload happen to ILMT. We recycled the BES FillDB Service, and also forced a manual import from the LMT console, but the status still says Inactive with wrong PVU counts.

We deleted the entry, and recreated it again. It started off in a Pending status (with a successful Test Conn) and then we ran thru the entire process all over again. It can connect via the vmman.bat -testconn but has reverted back to Inactive on ILMT. When we ran the vmman.bat with the -retrievedebug option, from the logs and from the sha1 folder, it appears to me at least that the VM Manager conn is being made in BigFix, BigFix has created the for an upload but nothing happens after that.
I have gone through this URL:
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS8JFY_9.2.0/com.ibm.lmt.doc/Inventory/admin/c_troubleshooting_no_vm_manager_data.html

I have gone through the debug data and verified that there are no duplicate UUIDs. There is no authentication error in the login.xml. I can see the HostCPUPackage tag in the retrieveProperties.xml file.
I can verify that all the Server IDs (32 chars, without the TLM_VM) are present in the uploadvmman_scan_2_1515602819.xml file. So it looks as though bigFix is getting it ready for Upload. I have restart the BES FillDB and then manually reloaded the ILMT import, but nothing is updating on ILMT.

What steps can I take to either isolate the problem some more or resolve this issue?

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Can you provide additional details on the monitoring capabilities of the VMware agent version 7.2 FP4?

I need to install a VMware agent 7.2 FP4 in a Windows machine which can have the remote access to VCVS 6.5 but my query is:

Q1: Does the VMware agent have the capability to monitor all the ESX servers managed by VCenter or do we need to create a separate instance for these ESX during the agent configuration ?

I have application support for VMWARE VI agent 7.2 FP2 available in HTEMS, I can install VMware 7.2 FP4 in TEMA and the respective support in RTEMS but as of now we cannot install the 7.2 FP4 support in HTEMS because it needs a restart.

Q2: Can we see all the data collection in the TEP Console workspaces with this lower level of support?

Q3: If the upgrading of application support is necessary, could you please tell me is there any way to upgrade the support from VMWARE agent version 7.2 FP2 to 7.2 FP4 in HTEMS without any restart of TEMS application?

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RayPack Studio 5.1 now available

I do not need a solution (just sharing information)

Hello all,

Please do not class this as a spam post.  I would just like to make all of you avid packagers out there aware that Raynet Gmbh (Symantec partner) have just released their latest version of their package tool suite. 

The biggest improvement to these products is the ability to have a virtual machine (VMWare Workstation, ESX & Hyper-V) started and utilised as part of your toolset actions, as well as having it reverted back to a previous snaphost afterwards. 

For more details as well as a 21 day free trial, please go to the following landing page:-  https://raynet.de/en/Raynet-releases-RayPack-Studio-5.1 

If you have any questions please feel free to either contact me directly or raise a support ticket. 

Have a merry x-mas and a happy new year. 

SK

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