Capacity Planner seems to ignore SOFS storage for VMs
Capacity Planner doesn't track any of the storage on my SOFS cluster available to my hosts for VMs.
I'm running System Center 2012 R2 so I'm under the impression that I shouldn't have to enable any additional MP's.
Then again, when looking closer now it seems as if there is no information about my SMB shares anywhere in SCOM either.
VMM has full knowledge of the shares though (see attached image).
I am told by the team that SMB (if managed by VMM) should be enabled – but that storage should show under the ‘File Server’ tile in Capacity.
If that’s not the case we can investigate with you.
The first things to check would be to make sure SOFS capacity data collection is actually happening from OM.
Check if this MP has been imported (it should come down from Advisor automatically) and if the rules are present in this MP and enabled. (Use the ‘show running rules for this healthservice’ and ‘show failed rules for this healthservice’ tasks).
If these rules are running, for additional clues, check for events 8600, 8601 on hyper-v hosts event log & 8602, 8603 on VMM servers under “Operations Manager” event log.
MP name – Microsoft.IntelligencePacks.StorageDataCollection
MP display name – Microsoft System Center Advisor Capacity Storage Data
Rule – Microsoft SystemCenter SMB Client Shares Performance Collection Rule
Rule – Microsoft SystemCenter Advisor Storage Subsystem Performance Collection Rule
Also you need to verify that
1) the SOFS array is added to and managed by VMM. This is pre-requisite for NAS capacity to work.
2) 1n instance of type Microsoft.SystemCenter.VirtualMachineManager.Storage.2012.StorageArray is discovered in OM, representing the storage