For some time now NetApp have supported VAAI for NFS on vSphere. If you’re using NFS on your NetApp with vSphere you might want to investigate installing the NFS Plug-in for VMware VAAI.
The plug-in helps vSphere communicate with NetApp basically allowing it to offload certain tasks from vSphere to NetApp. By passing certain tasks off to the NetApp, tasks can be processed faster and communicated back to vSphere when complete. An example is provisioning a VMDK file or performing a vMotion task. Rather than vSphere attempting to perform these tasks over the wire they can be performed directly on the NetApp by the array itself.
There are three different ways to get the NFS Plug-in installed onto an ESXi host. I’ve detailed the three different options below. Before you start you’ll obviously need the NFS Plug-in which can be downloaded from the NetApp support site. You’ll need a login…
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node> acpadmin list_all
VMware Single File Recovery with NetApp NFS datastores
Stop active jobs
Restart master server
Run cleaning jobs if needed
Re-inventory via Inventory Robot
system node autosupport invoke -node anyfiler-01 -message case_number|1234567 – type all
system node run -node anystor1-01|local