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VMware: The datastore “name” is connected to one or more pre-4.1 hosts that do not support Storage I/O Control

Last week I was configuring some new vSphere 5.1 (Enterprise) hosts in a dedicated cluster and created some VMFS 5.58 datastores at the Dell Eq. PS6000 SAN with latest firmware, after configuring SIOC I received this error message:

The datastore is connected to one or more pre-4.1 hosts that do not support Storage I/O Control.

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That’s weird, I’ve reinstalled all hosts (not updated) and created new datastores, there are no vSphere 4.1 hosts in this cluster (even connected to the datastore) and the PS6000 supports SIOC..

 

Solution:

Not really a solution.. but you can only configure SIOC with the Enterprise Plus license.. crap!

 

More information: VMware Product Compare , VMware KB

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  1. Jasper
    October 24th, 2012  (Quote) at 03:05  (Quote) | #1

    Oke thanks for finding this out

  2. Louis
    October 24th, 2012  (Quote) at 03:20  (Quote) | #2

    I got this too, stupid Enterprise Plus

  3. Jasper Konning
    November 1st, 2012  (Quote) at 16:22  (Quote) | #3

    Excellent post. Thanks.

  4. Jeff
    September 6th, 2013  (Quote) at 13:18  (Quote) | #4

    Might be nice if VMWare changed the error to read “The datastore “name” is connected to one or more pre-4.1 hosts that do not support Storage I/O Control or license version is not Enterprise Plus”

    Could have saved us all the time it took to look this up!

    However, I must say – Thanks for the info!

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