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New and noteworthy vSAN KB’s worth a read.

While vSAN Health Checks are constantly expanding, it’s still worth keeping up with the new KB’s to see what’s going on and if there are any issues you need to consider.

Here’s a few KB’s worth a read. 

vSAN 2017 Quarterly Advisory for Q2

This article includes links to important bug fixes in recent patch releases, outstanding issues, known workarounds and other informational articles.



File services support by NetApp ONTAP Select 9.2 for VMware vSAN datastores

This article provides information about NetApp’s ONTAP Select solution that offers file services on VMware vSAN datastore.



Setting up active-passive dual pathing with vSAN and vSphere

This article explains setting up active-passive dual pathing with vSAN and vSphere. This one is a bit interesting as it includes some information on the superiority of native drivers in handling internal duel path SAS fabrics in managing failover and failback.



Understanding vSAN memory consumption in ESXi 6.5.0d/ 6.0 U3 and later

This article provides information about memory consumption in the latest version of vSAN 6.2 (ESXi 6.0 Update 3 and later) and vSAN 6.6 (ESXi 6.5.0d and later) and a provides example scenarios.


Duplicate SCSI IDs causing SATA drives in drive bay #1 to go missing from ESXi when running the nhpsa driver on Gen 9 HPE Synergy compute modules, HPE ProLiant DL-series servers that include a SAS expander

This document highlights an issue observed when using Gen 9 HPE Synergy compute modules or HPE ProLiant DL-series servers with ESXi 6.5, the native nhpsa driver and SATA drives. There’s a workaround for now (Leave drive bay 1 empty, or use a SAS device for it).




vSAN 6.6 Ondisk upgrade to version 5 fails with the error “A general system error occurred: Unable to complete Sysinfo operation…”

This is resolved by going to 6.6.1 and performing an update while using the re-sync throttle function. Note, if your on vSAN 6.6 you REALLY want to get to vSAN 6.6.1. Huge performance improvements, beyond bug fixes like this.