The NMP SATP claim rules define which SATP manages a storage device. Usually, you can use the default SATPs provided for storage devices. If default settings are not sufficient, use the esxcli commands to change the SATP for a specific device.
You might need to create an SATP rule when you install a third-party SATP for a specific storage array.
Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.
- To add a claim rule for a specific SATP, run the esxcli storage nmp satp rule add command. The command takes the following options.
This rule is a system default rule added at boot time. Do not modify esx.conf or add to a host profile.
Set the claim option string when adding a SATP claim rule.
Set the claim rule description when adding a SATP claim rule.
Set the device when adding SATP claim rules. Device rules are mutually exclusive with vendor/model and driver rules.
Set the driver string when adding a SATP claim rule. Driver rules are mutually exclusive with vendor/model rules.
Force claim rules to ignore validity checks and install the rule anyway.
Show the help message.
Set the model string when adding SATP a claim rule. Vendor/Model rules are mutually exclusive with driver rules.
Set the option string when adding a SATP claim rule.
Set the default PSP for the SATP claim rule.
Set the PSP options for the SATP claim rule.
The SATP for which a new rule is added.
Set the claim transport type string when adding a SATP claim rule.
Set the claim type when adding a SATP claim rule.
Set the vendor string when adding SATP claim rules. Vendor/Model rules are mutually exclusive with driver rules.Note:
When searching the SATP rules to locate a SATP for a given device, the NMP searches the driver rules first. If there is no match, the vendor/model rules are searched, and finally the transport rules. If there is still no match, NMP selects a default SATP for the device.
- Reboot your host.
Defining an NMP SATP Rule
The following sample command assigns the VMW_SATP_INV plug-in to manage storage arrays with vendor string NewVend and model string NewMod.
# esxcli storage nmp satp rule add -V NewVend -M NewMod -s VMW_SATP_INV
When you run the esxcli storage nmp satp list -s VMW_SATP_INV command, you can see the new rule on the list of VMW_SATP_INV rules.