Tuesday, November 8, 2011

VMware SAN Upgrade scsi to fibre channel

Customer wanted to replace his iscsi cards with hba on the front end. The following was the suggested outline.
1. shutdown all the VMs.
2. Remove the RDMs
3. unpresent the luns from the storage console
4. right click on the cluster or datacenter and scan for datastores
5. put the hosts in maintenance mode
6. do the san upgrade
7. bring the hosts out of the maintenance mode
8. right click on the cluster or datacenter and scan for datastores
9. try to power on the VMs and if they are not powering on or they are not seeing the drive then remove them VMs from the inventory and add them back to the inventory by right clicking on the .vmx file of the vm located in the datastore.