We have decided to run through the VMware evaluators guide, here is our hardware. Full isolated network in a test environment.
HOST: 34 gigs ram, 1x 73 gig, 2x dual nic, 1x dual onboard nic (IBM 3650M2)
STORAGE: IBM DS3300 12x 1TB HD. (NOT SUPPORTED BY VMWARE???)
SWITCH: HP5400ZL blade based.
So far i have the cabling all on a flat lan @ 100 mbit, only because we cant make it work. I am new to both the DS3300 and VMware, but have been a tech for a long time.
CURRENT SWITCH IS AN HP2524
I have read many documents to make this work but am stuck.
ON THE DS3300:
Currently i have IPs assigned to management which work. 10.10.10.142 and 10.10.10.143
Currently i have IPs assigned to iSCSI network on the 10.10.10.148-151
ON THE ESXi HOST:
Under the iSCSI software initiator i have added in the IPs of the iSCSI nodes as listed above
We did build the Vswitch stuff as in the document, with the exception of the IPs.
Lets start here and see where we can go. This is going to be a long drawn out question i am sure, as my iSCSI\VMware education grows.