In this video, learn how to create a VMkernel port for iSCSI traffic and a software storage adapter in vSphere 6.7. Also, learn how to connect to an iSCSI storage array, detect LUNs, and format them with VMFS so that they can be used to store VM files.
- [Rick Crisci] In this video I'll demonstrate how to create … a software iSCSI initiator on an ESXi host. … So let's assume, in my environment, … that I already have some sort of iSCSI storage array … sitting out there, deployed and ready to go. … And now I want to go ahead and create a new data store … on that storage array. … So, I'm going to go ahead to Hosts and Clusters, … and here's my ESXi host, … which at the moment, is actually in Maintenance Mode. … I'm going to right-click it … and take it out of Maintenance Mode. … And what I want to do now, … is I want to add a new storage adapter. … So, what I'm adding here … is basically a way for this ESXi host … to connect to a storage device. … You can see we've already got some VMHBA's created here, … our host bus adapters, … these are ways that my ESXi host … can connect to its local, physical disks. … And so, if we take a look at VMHBA1, … which is already there, … there are some one's, there are some local disks, … that that VMHBA can connect to. …
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)