There are numerous reasons to use vSphere host profiles, namely to ensure all your ESXi hosts within a cluster are configured identically.

Storage of course is an important part of this, as we need to ensure all hosts can see the same datastores, the same pathing policy configured etc.

If not we want an alert to tell us this so we can correct - even perhaps automagically with host profiles!

 

However local SAS drives within the ESXi server can be detected as remote storage devices, which as you can imagine can cause an issue with this compliance checking.

If this is the case the local SAS drive "naa.xxxxx ID" needs to be presented to each ESXi server to tick the compliance box, but thats not possible as it's a local disk.

 

 

In such case you wll come across the following errors in your host profile checks. Attempting to remediate will not resolve the problem.

 

  • Specification state absent from host: device '<datastore>' state needs to be set to 'on'
  • Host state doesn't match specification: device '<datastore>' needs to be reset
  • Specification state absent from host: device '<datastore>' Path Selection Policy needs to be set to 'VMW_PSP_FIXED'
  • Host state doesn't match specification: device '<datastore>' Path Selection Policy needs to be set to default for claiming SATP

 

 

 

To my knowledge there is no way of getting the local SAS to disk not show as remote storage so all you can do is disable this part of the check in the host profile.

 

1. In vSphere client under Home --> Host Profiles select Enable/Disable Profile configuration.

 

2. As in the image below, go to Storage Configuration

 

3. Native Multi-pathing (NMP) --> PSP and SATP confiugration for NMP policies, untick "PSP configuration for"

 

4. Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) configuration --> PSP and SATP confiugration for NMP policies, untick "PSA device configuration" 

 

5. Click Ok and Rescan your cluster for compliance

 

6. Your cluster should now be complaint remove the 4 device naa device compliance issues.

 

 

 

 

 

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