In this video, learn how you can use a dedicated hardware iSCSI connector and a VMkernel port to connect an ESXi 6.7 host to an iSCSI storage array.
- [Instructor] In this video, … I'll explain the dependent hardware iSCSI initiator, … and how it can be used by the ESXI host … to communicate with an iSCSI storage array. … So here we see in our diagram a virtual machine on the left, … with a virtual SCSI controller. … As that virtual machine issues storage commands, … they flow through the virtual SCSI controller, … and hit a storage adaptor that prepares them … for transmission over a network. … In this case, we have a physical storage adaptor. … This is different than software iSCSI … where the storage adaptor is based on software. … Here we've purchased some actual hardware … that's going to handle that workload. … Now, with a dependent hardware iSCSI initiator, … it's not a complete hardware solution, right? … It's a physical storage adaptor, … however, it still needs to be bound … to VMkernel ports that are created in software. … So while the dependent hardware iSCSI intiator … eliminates some of the CPU overhead … that's present with a software iSCSI initiator, …
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)