I noticed that since firmware 3.x when creating a volume using the vCenter plugin something changed with the initiator groups usage.
In the previous firmware when I would create a volume and selected a cluster in the vCenter plugin then the volume would be added to a initiator group that matched the cluster or a new initiator group would be created for this cluster.
This is really nice in case a host is moved to a different cluster, as you only have to edit one initiator group and all volumes in that group would be accessible or inaccessible).
In firmware 3.x I noticed that when creating a new volume a new initiator "group" is created for each individual host in that cluster (even when a initiator group that matching this cluster exists).
This means that one volume is now added to in this case 9 "initiator groups" instead of a single one.
If I now move a host to a different cluster I have to remove this "initiator group" from all volumes and add it to the volumes in the other cluster.
This is a really time consuming business.
I spoke to support and this is by design to match the workflow with iSCSI and FC arrays, but for me this is a real setback leaving me with lots extra work.
Are any of you experiencing the same?
I would like to see the previous workflow back in place or at least a possibility to choose how one would like the workflow to be.
I would also like to know how others think about this?