Masking can be used to hide LUNs (logical unit numbers) from certain hosts, or to present certain LUNs as read only.
- [Narrator] In this video,…I'll explain Fibre Channel LUN Masking.…All devices in a Fibre Channel Network are identified…by an address called the World Wide Name…and we can mask which LUNs will be presented to which host,…based on the World Wide Name.…So for example, let's take a look at the…Production ESXi host at the bottom left of our screen.…That large hexadecimal number that's shown…is the World Wide Name of the Host Bus Adapter…of this ESXi Host.…
And we want to give this particular host access…to the Production LUN, but not the Development LUN.…And let's assume that the Production ESXi host…is going to be in the same Fibre Channel zone…as our storage array.…So zoning does not give us this level…of per LUN access control.…Zoning is used to control which device can communicate…to which other device,…but it doesn't give you that granular level of control…for access to individual LUNs.…
So we want to ensure that our Production ESXi Host…has access to the Production LUN,…but that it does not have access to the Development LUN.…
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage domain from the VCP6-DCV exam blueprint. Learn more about the exam objectives at VMware's site.
- Comparing VMFS (Virtual Machine File System) and NFS (Network File System)
- Working with Fibre Channel and FCoE
- Configuring iSCSI storage and authentication
- Working with block storage and VMFS
- Managing storage filters
- Using vSphere storage APIs
- Sharing virtual disks
- Configuring NFS storage
- Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
- Configuring VSAN data stores
- Configuring SIOC data stores
Skill Level Intermediate
VMware vSphere 6 Essential Trainingwith Brandon Neill1h 28m Intermediate
VMware vSphere: Configure and Manage Networkingwith Brandon Neill1h 33m Intermediate
1. Storage Virtualization
Array thin provisioning1m 41s
2. Fibre Channel and FCoE
4. Working with Block Storage
5. Advanced Storage Concepts
7. Virtual Volumes (VVOL)
8. Virtual SAN (VSAN)
9. Storage I/O Control (SIOC)
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