Administer hardware acceleration for VAAI

vSphere Storage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) We need to add two claim rules, one for the VAAI filter and another for the VAAI plug-in.

Display Hardware Acceleration Filter

Run the esxcli storage core plugin list

Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins

Run the esxcli storage core plugin list –plugin-class=VAAI command.

Verify Hardware Acceleration Status of a Storage Device

Run the esxcli storage core device list command.

List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules

Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules

Procedure

1-Define a new claim rule for the VAAI filter by running the esxcli –server=server_name storage core claimrule add –claimrule-class=Filter –plugin=VAAI_FILTER command.

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule add -r 321 -t device -P VAAI_FILTER –claimrule-class=Filter –device=mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0

2-Define a new claim rule for the VAAI plug-in by running the esxcli –server=server_name storage core claimrule add –claimrule-class=VAAI command.

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule add -r 321 -t device -P VMW_VAAIP_SYMM –claimrule-class=VAAI –device=mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0

3-Load both claim rules by running the following commands:

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule load –claimrule-class=Filter

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule load –claimrule-class=VAAI

4-Run the VAAI filter claim rule by running the esxcli –server=server_name storage core claimrule run –claimrule-class=Filter command.

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule run –claimrule-class=Filter

Filter-class rules only needs to be run. When the VAAI filter claims a device, it automatically finds the proper VAAI plug-in to attach.

Verifying the created rules:

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule list –claimrule-class=VAAI

~ # esxcli storage core claimrule list –claimrule-class=Filter

Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules

esxcli storage core claimrule remove -r 321 –claimrule-class=Filter

esxcli storage core claimrule remove -r 321 –claimrule-class=VAAI

esxcli storage core claimrule list -c all

Installing VAAI offline plugin on ESXi host

Installing isilon_nas_vaai_plugin.vib :

Put host in maintenance mode:

Esxcli system maintenanceMode set -e true

Ref:vdca550-study-guide-complete-20150131_paulgrevink.pdf

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