VSAN not listed as a matching device when creating a SBP

Symptoms
When creating a virtual machine VSAN Storage Based Policy, you may experience one or more of these symptoms:

  • No matching Virtual SAN (VSAN) datastores are listed in the matching resources page of the¬†Storage Based Policy creation¬†wizard.
  • You are unable to create the storage based policy.

Cause
This issue may occur due to inconsistent data between the Storage Management Service (SMS) and the Storage Based Policy Manager (SPBM).

Resolution

This is a known issue affecting VMware Virtual SAN 5.5.x To work around the issue, perform these steps:

  1. In the vSphere Web Client navigate to vCenter Server> Manage > Storage Providers.
  2. Perform these actions on each of the VSAN vSphere Storage APIs (VASA) providers:
    1. Synchronize all VSAN providers by clicking on the red circular arrows.
    2. Rescan the storage providers for new storage systems and capabilities by clicking on the icon to the immediate right of the circular red arrows.
  3. Create your new virtual machine storage based policy and select VSAN as the matching datastore.
VSAN Storage Based Policy

VSAN Storage Based Policy

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