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StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:09 pm

How to add a device to VDO? An error is reported when adding it. Do you have this document

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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:52 pm

The two options selected by you are optional, while the bottom one is mandatory ("Use 512 Byte emulation" - not selected in your case). Enable it and try the same action.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:46 am

I follow your instructions or the same error prompt. No matter how to select the option, I cannot create a VDO device

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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:43 am

You will not be able to create a VDO device on top of a disk smaller than 5GB. See screenshots from my lab:
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This looks to be a limitation from RedHat, although I was not able to find anything like that in their VDO documentation.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:49 pm

create vdo IS OK! THANKS!
But there is another problem. After the VDO device is mounted, format the device and mount it. Create a disk through the management tool, but an error is reported.

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Do you have a complete documentation manual for vSphere? There is no introduction and instructions for this version.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:00 am

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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:22 pm

Here is the document that is publicly available in our Resource LIbrary:
https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resour ... r-vsphere/
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:48 pm

In this document, I did not find any part about adding and creating disks for VDO devices.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:51 am

VDO related documentation is not yet available, as there are some UI glitches related to VDO operation, particularly from-time-to-time issues with 512b block size emulation at the stage of VDO device creation. Documentation related to feature is going to be published once a fix is available. Feel free to check our release notes at https://www.starwindsoftware.com/releas ... re-vsphere in the future.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:12 pm

thanks!
How long will it take for the document to be ok? I'm looking forward to it
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:43 am

Unfortunately, at present I do not have any exact ETA. This should be a matter of several weeks, I believe.
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby mahuan1688 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:09 am

OK,thanks reply!
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Re: StarWind Virtual SAN for vSphere add VDO Error

Postby Boris (staff) » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 am

You are welcome. Feel free to post back any future questions.
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