vSphere cluster health checks are failing with CheckFolderPermissions and CheckDefaultDatastore in RHOCP

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  • After upgrading to 4.7, frequently receiving health check alerts for CheckFolderPermissions and CheckDefaultDatastore

  • In the logs of vsphere-problem-detector-operator , namespace openshift-cluster-storage-operator below errors can be seen

error getting datastore DXX: failed to access datastore DXX: datastore 'DXX' not found
CheckDefaultDatastore failed: defaultDatastore "DXX" in vSphere configuration: failed to access datastore DXX: datastore 'DXX' not found
CheckFolderPermissions failed: failed to access DXXXX: failed to access DXXXX: datastore 'DXX' not found


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform (4.7+)
  • VMware vSphere

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