I am trying to use host profiles in a full NFS vCenter, no block level storage other than the local SSD disks for the ESXi 5 servers to boot from and some various emulated CDROM’s attached to some of the hosts. Because I don’t really care about the uniformity of my local storage I just want to ignore these errors and get a Green “Compliant” result for my cluster so I can fix the important issues. I tried going into Edit Profile and removing a lot of data from under Storage Configuration/PSA & NMP & iSCSI, but this led to more errors, such as below:
Failures Against Host Profile
Host state doesn’t match specification: device mpx.vmhba32:xx:xx:xx Path Selection Policy needs to be set to default for claiming SATP
Host state doesn’t match specification: device mpx.vmhba32:xx:xx:xx needs to be reset
To resolve the issue, you need to right click on the Actual storage profile under “Host Profiles” on the left hand side of the screen and choose “Enable/Disable Profile Configuration…”
Then unselect items from here such as PSA device configuration and whatever else causing you unnecessary grief.
After hitting OK, rescan your hosts and you should finally get your Green Light!