iSCSI SAN/NAS SOLUTION FOR ESXi SERVER (Tutorial No 5)

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BLOGS BY TECHYBOY

Sorry! for late posting due to heavy work load. Today we are going to arrange a shared storage solution for our lab.  However it is good idea to use Linux appliances as a SAN/NAS solution.  Openfiler and FreeNAS are very popular free operating systems that provides file-based network-attached storage and block-based storage area network.

In vSphere infrastructure we need shared/SAN/NAS storage to perform advance vSphere functions like:

  • vMotion
  • svMotion
  • VMHA
  • FT
  • DRS
  • DPM

So, we are going to use Openfiler as iSCSI shared storage.  In this case we need a dedicated server/virtual machine.  First of all download the latest OpenFiler’s ISO/Virtual Appliance from

http://www.openfiler.com/community/download/

In my lab I have created a VM for installation of OpenFiler with following configurations:

RAM 512 GB

Hard Disk 1 : 20 GB (For OpenFiler OS)

Hard Disk2: 100 GB (Secondary disk for iSCSI Target  Purpose)

Installation of OpenFiler (Step 1)

Great! now we have completed first…

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