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Creating datastore on ESXi 4 with MS server 2003 volume

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Is it possible to create a datastore in ESXi4 using a MS Storage Server 2003 volume over iscsi?  Am i correct in saying that MS Server does not need to have the iscsi initiator since its the target?

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by:paulsolov
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The only way you can do this with Microsoft is to create a NFS store since MS can be setup with an initiator but can't be a target.  

http://www.interix.com/LearningCenter/Implement_Configure_NFS.htm
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As long as your Storage Server is the 'R2' version... You will need to create the store on the MS server and then present it to the ESX server - this can be done via the GUI. Otherwise look at using something like Starwind Free (http://www.starwindsoftware.com/free - 2TB limit)
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paulsolov:
Having difficulty creating datastore from ESXi 4 to nfs share on server 2003.  Even with anonymous access and All machines access i get errors.  any hints?
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Check this thread, sounds like this issue.

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/147191
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Here's some videos to assist. This comes in 3 parts

http://vmwareelearning.blip.tv/#941579
 
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by:ryder0707
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in addition to what paul said, only Windows Storage Server 2008 comes with iscsi target
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I usually prefer openfiler or a linux box for iSCSI or NFS, it's native features and they don't encapsulate NTFS as Windows does which means that it's faster.
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