vSphere 6.0 -Deprecated VMFS volumes

After adding some SAN storage to my UCS Blades, they displayed an error in vSPhere that said “Deprecated VMFS volume(s) found on the host.  Please consider upgrading volume(s) to the latest version.

My volumes were already the latest and greatest at VMFS5 so I turned to trusty google.  Apparently this is a known issue affecting vCenter Server 6.0.  It said to restart the management agents on each host to clear up the issue, sweet.  I logged onto each host using the DCUI and proceeded to restart the management agents…the error never disappeared.  Grr.  Digging a little deeper I found that some people who fixed it were doing it through the command line.  Both methods should do the same thing but I gave it a shot.  Sure enough, connecting to each host via putty (ssh) and running the “services.sh restart” command did the trick.  It may throw some alerts but you shouldn’t lose connectivity to anything and the alert will promptly disappear.

For more information on this error see vmWare’s support:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2109735

 

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Author: Crystal Marks

Crystal Marks is an Enterprise Systems Manager in DFW. She holds VCP6-DCV and MCSA certifications and regularly attends tech conferences in the United States. In 15 years as a woman in IT she has worked to break down barriers and enabled women to enter technical fields through mentoring, volunteering IT skills to non-profits, speaking at conferences, networking with Fortune 500 companies, leading women’s groups, and continuing her passion for learning and teaching. Companies that she has worked for include Dell, Abn Amro, Stream International, Transplace, and Heartland Payment Systems. Her current position is at an entertainment powerhouse that is family-operated and sets the bar for giving back, volunteering, and engaging their fans and community. Look for Crystal on your agenda at VeeamOn, VMWorld, Microsoft Ignite, and HP Discover meetings throughout the year. Crystal is a graduate of The Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at the University of North Texas. TAMS is a unique residential program for high school-aged Texas students who are high achievers in mathematics and science. She continued her education at the University of North Texas while working as an Astronomy teacher before jumping into her IT career.

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