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ONTAP Tools for VMware(OTV) 9.8 fails to provision iSCSI datastore in vSphere 7.0

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Applies to

  • ONTAP Tools for VMware(OTV)
  • VMware vSphere 7.0 and later


  • OTV fails to provision iSCSI datastore in vSphere 7.0 and later
  • vCenter report below error messages on recent task:
“Unable to create or mount the iSCSI datastore. Verify that the LUN configuration is correct or add the network of the VMkernel interface(s) you want to use to mount to the default.allow.iscsi.mount.networks property in the kaminoprefs.xml preferences file.”
  • OTV log shows below exception:

2021-03-24 05:13:34,253Z (host-1038) DEBUG [EsxHostTaskManager] - handleCommands: CommandRequest:

getCommand: SCAN_ISCSI

getTimeOfRequest: 1616562814246

2021-03-24 05:13:34,253Z (host-1038) DEBUG [EsxHostTaskManager] - Enter hostRescanHBAs

2021-03-24 05:13:34,253Z (host-1038) DEBUG [EsxHostTaskManager] - Enter getScsiLuns scanFirst = true

2021-03-24 05:13:34,282Z (host-1038) TRACE [EsxHostTaskManager] - HostHostBusAdapter was not FCP or ISCSI : vmw_ahci

2021-03-24 05:13:34,282Z (host-1038) TRACE [EsxHostTaskManager] - HostHostBusAdapter was not FCP or ISCSI : vmw_ahci

2021-03-24 05:13:34,282Z (host-1038) FATAL [EsxHostTaskManager] - host-1038 caught null handleCommands encountered an exception - null.


       at com.netapp.kamino.server.duplicator.EsxHostTaskManager.hostScanHBAs(

       at com.netapp.kamino.server.duplicator.EsxHostTaskManager.getScsiLuns(

       at com.netapp.kamino.server.duplicator.EsxHostTaskManager.hostRescanHBAs(

       at com.netapp.kamino.server.duplicator.EsxHostTaskManager.handleCommands(

       at com.netapp.kamino.server.duplicator.EsxHostTaskManager.justCommands(


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