Understand the different adapter types that can be used with iSCSI, including software, dependent hardware, and independent hardware initiators.
- [Instructor] In this video I'll explain…different iSCSI initiator types,…starting with software iSCSI initiators.…What we're concerned with here is how the hosts…actually connect to the storage array.…So here, on the far left, we see a…Windows virtual machine, and this guest…operating system is going to generate SCSI…commands that'll flow out of the VM,…through the virtual SCSI controller, and these…SCSI commands will go to a storage adapter.…
And, in this case, the storage adapter is…a software iSCSI initiator that…we've created on the ESXi host.…The job of the initiator is to prepare these…SCSI commands to traverse in a iSCSI network.…And there will be a VMkernel port bound…to the iSCSI initiator to act as an…entry point into the Ethernet network.…And now our storage traffic can…reach the iSCSI array.…So with a software iSCSI initiator,…there are two software constructs that we need.…
A VMkernel port, and a software iSCSI initiator.…And this introduces some CPU overhead…on the ESXi host.…Now let's review one more time before…
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
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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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