In this video, learn how you can use a normal Ethernet connection and a VMkernel port to connect an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage array.
- [Instructor] Here we see a virtual machine … with a virtual SCSI controller in purple on the left. … And so as our guest operating system … generates SCSI commands … they'll flow out of the virtual machine, … through the virtual SCSI controller. … And those storage commands, once they get to the ESXI host, … will hit what we call a storage adapter. … And the job of the storage adapter … is to prepare the storage commands … to traverse whatever our storage network is. … So in this case we're using a software iSCSI initiator. … And the software iSCSI initiator … is going to be bound to a VM kernel port. … The job of the VM kernel port … is to act as an entry point into the ethernet network. … So in this case we can see the VM kernel port is named vmk1 … and it's on a virtual switch that has a VM NIC, … or a physical adapter assigned to it. … So now as my storage commands leave the VM … they hit the storage adapter. … The storage adapter prepares them for transmission … on an iSCSI network …
Note: This series is also designed to prepare candidates for the VMware Certified Professional - Data Center Virtualization 2019 (VCP-DCV 2019) exam.
This course was created by Rick Crisci. We are pleased to host this training in our library.
- Storage performance
- VMFS and NFS data stores
- Connecting hosts and storage with iSCSI
- iSCSI and ESXi 6.7
- Storage DRS clusters
- vSAN disk groups
- Virtual Volumes
- Storage IO Control (SIOC)