Enabling VASA Provider for configuring virtual datastores

The virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) has the VASA Provider capability enabled by default. You can configure VVol datastores with required storage capability profiles for each VVol datastore.

Before you begin

About this task

If the VASA Provider capability is disabled before upgrading to the 9.6 release of the virtual appliance for Virtual Storage Console (VSC), VASA Provider, and Storage Replication Adapter (SRA), the VASA Provider capability remains disabled after the upgrade.

Steps

  1. Log in to the web user interface of VMware vSphere.
  2. From the vSphere Client, click Menu > Virtual Storage Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Manage Capabilities in the Administrative Settings tab.
  5. In the Manage Capabilities dialog box, select the VASA Provider extension to enable.
  6. Enter the IP address of the virtual appliance for VSC, VASA Provider, and SRA and the administrator password, and then click Apply.