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 a professional Enterprise Systems Engineer in DFW. She holds VCP6-DCV, MCSA, and Network + certifications and regularly attends tech conferences in the United States. In her 15 years as a woman in tech she has worked to break down barriers and enable women to learn and enter technical fields by setting a strong example. Companies that she has worked for include Dell, Abn Amro, Stream International, Transplace, and Heartland. Her current position is at an entertainment powerhouse that is family-operated and sets the bar for charity work, volunteering, and generosity to the community.

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