Configure IP Availability Manager to discover IPStoragePath for NAS devices and storage arrays connected via Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI). By default, discovery of IPStoragePath is disabled.

For FCoE based IPStoragePaths, perform additional tasks described in “Configure IP Manager for FCoE based IPStoragePaths” on page 80.

For iSCSI based IPStoragePaths, no additional tasks are needed. To discover the iSCSI based IPStoragePaths, IP Availability Manager requires that devices in the path respond to SNMP polling and support Bridge and LLDP MIBs.

Configure IP Availability Manager to discover IPStoragePath:

  1. In the installation area where the IP Manager server is running, go to the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory and type the following command to open the discovery.conf file:

    sm_edit conf/discovery/discovery.conf
  2. Change the DisableIPStoragePathDiscovery parameter to FALSE.

    # Enables or disabled IPStoragePath discovery in the IP topology.
    # A IPStoragePath is a physical path from a FileServer to a ESX Host
    # A IPStoragePath contains all the physical nodes and connections
    # which form the IPStoragePath.
    # Default  Value = TRUE
    DisableIPStoragePathDiscovery = FALSE
  3. Save and close the file.

  4. Restart the IP Availability Manager.