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I have a physical machine, to which I downloaded starwind.
I have a Vm workstation 7 installed on the physical machine
on Vm workstation  I have installed windows 2008,and 2 ESX servers.
I would like to use Starwind to create a SAN storage for the 2 ESX servers to use.

How can I do that?

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Take a look at www.starwindsoftware.com/images/content/StarWind_ESX.pdf - the document is for ESX 3.5 but the chapter on configuring the Starwind target would still be correct no matter what ESX version you are using.

Next look at the Experts Exchange article http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_3720-Simple-iSCSI-Configuration-Guide-for-VMware-ESX.html for details on how to access the iSCSI target from ESX.

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I have downloaded and installed Starwind on my windows 7 physical machine, is the next step to open the Starwind and add new host and give it the IP address of ESX servers ?
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More or less - you will have to host your iSCSI target on the same IP subnet as your ESX servers. It won't work over a router or over NAT. If you are doing everything on the bridged connection, then so long as your firewall is open for it on Windows 7, and your VMkernel ports are also on the bridged connection that should work. Let me know if you are not using bridged networking for your ESX servers.
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Finally I managed to get Windows 2008 (where starwinds is installed) and the 2 ESX servers to ping each other.

How do I use Starwind as a shared storage for ESX1 and ESX2?

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Look at my previous post for links on configuring starwind and for configuring the iSCSI targets on your ESX machines.
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starwind looks like it's going  to work.
I will close this question and if I need help I will post a new one.

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