You can review I/O filters available in your environment and verify that the I/O filter providers appear as expected and are active.

About this task

When you install a third-party I/O filter, a storage provider, also called VASA provider, is automatically registered for every ESXi host in the cluster. Successful auto-registration of the I/O filter storage providers triggers an event at the host level. If the storage providers fail to auto-register, the system raises alarms on the hosts.

Procedure

  1. Verify that the I/O filter storage providers appear as expected and are active.
    1. Browse to vCenter Server in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
    2. Click the Configure tab, and click Storage Providers.
    3. Review the storage providers for I/O filters.

    When the I/O filter providers are properly registered, capabilities and data services that the filters offer populate the VM Storage Policies interface.

  2. Verify that the I/O filter components are listed on your cluster and ESXi hosts.

    Option

    Actions

    View I/O filters on a cluster

    1. Navigate to the cluster.

    2. Click the Configure tab.

    3. Under Configuarion, click I/O Filters to review the filters installed in the cluster.

    View I/O filters on a host

    1. Navigate to the host.

    2. Click the Configure tab.

    3. Under Storage, click I/O Filters to review the filters installed on the host.