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.
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Chris.. thank you for your quick response.
I just tested this in my own lab and did not have any issues.
It may appear as though it is the default response, but I would engage support on this issue.
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EDIT: Any chance there is a space at the end of the name? just a thought, as it did work for me.
This is a known bug in 2.1.x
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)
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.
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!