Connect EMC Storage to VMware host

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a CX300 with a storage group already created and I want to connect my ESX 3.5 server to this storage group.  I believe EMC may have specific steps to do this.  Can anyone help out?

I don't think it's as easy as adding the new host to the storage group (although I think that would work), I'd rather do it the way that EMC recommends.

Thanks in advance!
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If your HBA is supported by ESX or ESXi (assuming your using one of these) then you create your storage group and add your HBA's WWN to the storage group..
It's not necessary to install any EMC software on the ESX host.
Be aware that if you have multiple HBA's ESX will use the first HBA it discovers as the primary path and will only use the second HBA for failover.
If you want to load balance over your HBA's you need to manually configure the paths. This is ugly and often ends up with Trespassed paths.
Have a read of this.

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