6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2014 1:01 AM by Walter Van Hoolst RSS

    Creating a Datastore on the Nimble via vCentre

    Chris Drummond Wayfarer

      Morning,

       

      Just setting up our Nimble and the Nimble is named 911Nimble so I would like to create datastores within it named Nine11v1, Nine11v2 and so on.  When I go through the vCentre client to create them and get to the end I get an error that says "Name uses only number, letters, dashes and dots.  Length must be 4-42 characters inclusive.  Name cannot start with punctuation or numbers"  Nine11v1 is more then 4, less then 42 characters and does not start with a number.  Anyone have any suggestions?

       

      Thanks

        • Re: Creating a Datastore on the Nimble via vCentre
          Ryan LaBarre Newbie

          Good afternoon Chris.

           

          Is it failing for creating the name on the very first Tab, which is "NEW DATASTORE"  as you go to click next?

           

          or is it letting you go all the way through the setup , including protection templates etc before it fails out.

           

          Thank you for posting your question/concerns. We will do our absolute best to get a timely response.

          • Re: Creating a Datastore on the Nimble via vCentre
            Chris Drummond Wayfarer

            Hi Ryan,

             

            I get to the end and click Finish and get the attached.911Nimble Datastore Error.png

            • Re: Creating a Datastore on the Nimble via vCentre
              Virat Kadaru Newbie

              This is a known bug in 2.1.x

               

              Bug Descrpition

              When trying to create a datastore, after clicking finish in the wizard, you get the following error message: "Name uses only number, letters, dashes and dots. Length must be 4 to 42 characters inclusive. Name cannot start with punctuation or numbers."  The error message applies to volume collection involved and not the datastore name. (We should not be validating the name of a volume collection that already exists)

               

              Workaround

              This only happens when you are joining a volume collection whose name does not satisfy the criteria in the error message. Change the name of the volume collection that the datastore will join to satisfy the criteria in the error message.

               

              In this case, the name of the volume collection is "911Every5Hours". Change it to "Nine11Every5Hours" and it should work.


              Virat

              • Re: Creating a Datastore on the Nimble via vCentre
                Walter Van Hoolst Adventurer

                This is indeed seen before.

                 

                It appears that the plugin also uses the VolCol name length in its checks at the end of the Wizard , in this case I had used a 3 character VolCol that I created earlier, outside of the plugin.

                Editing the VolCol to >3 valid characters will apparently fix the issue. (Will recall this email if I find it doesn’t work!).

                 

                If you create the VolCol within the plugin, it makes sure the name is >3 characters!