HP StoreVirtual & SRM – Case Of The Missing Datastores

Problem Statement

Datastores do not show under Array Managers > Devices and therefore you cannot create Protection Groups.

No Datastores

Replicated datastores have virtual machines within them and replication has completed within the Centralized Management Console

CMC Console

vSphere Console

Methodology

  • HP StoreVirtual SRA installed from HP StoreVirtual Storage
  • SRM server has an interface on the iSCSI subnet
  • .NET Framework 3.5.1 installed on SRM Server as without this you won’t be able to discover the Storage Replication Adapter

Solution

Even though your datastores are showing correctly and are replicating, a lower case character match is required between your vSphere iSCSI and the CMC initiator node name.

vSphere IQN

CMC IQN

 

In my case the vSphere IQN contained DC01-ESXi01 in capitals, whereas the CMC IQN contained dc01-esxi01.

  • If you change the IQN in vSphere to the same name but in lowercase characters, connectivity remains
  • Perform a rescan of Storage Devices and VMFS Volumes
  • Verify that datastores are now showing under Array Managers > Devices
  • Create Protection Groups

Datstores Working

3 thoughts on “HP StoreVirtual & SRM – Case Of The Missing Datastores

  1. Thank you so much, been struggling for a few days with this, funny thing is VMware settings was lower case already but was displaying as uppercase, a bug maybe.

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