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Disable VSS ONTAP provider temporary

January 11th, 2011 No comments

Sometimes the VMware VSS integration and Netapp Snapdrive gives you a hard time.

If you are only interested in snapshotting the vmdk and not the LUNs, you could go for this workaround:

(actually it doesn’t trigger a Netapp Snapshot but tries to gets everything consistent, also the LUN)

AS  VMware pre-freeze script (Unregister ONTAP provider)

navssprv.exe -r service /u

As VMware post-thaw script (Register it back)

navssprv.exe -r service -a user -p password

vSphere – Project Experiences: VMFS not mounted automatically after upgrade

September 18th, 2009 No comments

After upgrade towards vSphere, the VMFS datastores (made in VI3.5 environ.) weren’t mounted automatically. Why? no idea


#esxcfg-volume -l (to find UUID)

#esxcfg-volume -M UUID (to map the volume persistent)

Problem solved and stayed solved after reboot.

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