To configure hardware acceleration for a new array, you need to add two claim rules, one for the VAAI filter and another for the VAAI plug-in. For the new claim rules to be active, you first define the rules and then load them into your system.

1

Define a new claim rule for the VAAI filter by using the esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=Filter --plugin=VAAI_FILTER command.

For information about the options that the command requires, see esxcli corestorage claimrule Options.

2

Define a new claim rule for the VAAI plug-in by using the esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=VAAI command.

3

Load both claim rules by using the following commands:

esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=Filter

esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=VAAI

4

Run the VAAI filter claim rule by using the esxcli corestorage claimrule run --claimrule-class=Filter command.

Note

Only the Filter-class rules need to be run. When the VAAI filter claims a device, it automatically finds the proper VAAI plug-in to attach.

To configure Hardware Acceleration for IBM arrays using the VMW_VAAIP_T10 plug-in, use the following sequence of commands:

# esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=Filter --plugin=VAAI_FILTER --type=vendor --vendor=IBM --autoassign

# esxcli corestorage claimrule add --claimrule-class=VAAI --plugin=VMW_VAAIP_T10 --type=vendor --vendor=IBM --autoassign

# esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=Filter

# esxcli corestorage claimrule load --claimrule-class=VAAI

# esxcli corestorage claimrule run --claimrule-class=Filter