When you use storage devices, that are not shared across a cluster, but the vSphere storage stack cannot detect them as local (for example, some SAS devices), applying a host profile might result with compliance failures.

To resolve the compliance failures caused by using local storage devices, use the upgraded Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) host profile policies.

To find out whether a device is detected as local or not, you can check the Is Local setting for a device by running the command esxcli storage core device list -d naa.xxxx in the ESXi shell. For more information on this command and identifying disks or LUNs, see KB 1014953.

Note: ESXi diagnostic data that you obtain by running the vm-support command contains host profiles information which includes storage host profiles, PSA, NMP, and Virtual Volumes data. No sensitive information, such as passwords, is collected.