?
Solved

ESXi SCSI connection

Posted on 2010-11-16
4
Medium Priority
?
827 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have an HP DL380 G4 hooked to two MSA20 NAS boxes.  I am running three Windows 2008 VM's on the server on ESXi.  The problem I seem to have is getting the VM's to see the MSA's.  I figured VMWare should be able to see the 6400 cards in the box, but I can't seem to get it to work.  I tried adding a SCSI connection in the vSphere client but it won't let me add anything and if I try to build a new VM with a physical SCSI connector it fails to start.  My money is that this is a simple fix and I am just overlooking it.

Common VMWare guru's help me out please.  
0
Comment
Question by:219com
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:ianmellor
ID: 34147241
Hi,

How are you configuring your ISCSI connection? Are you opening the firewall on the ESXi host. Do you have a VMKernel network configured. Is your ISCSI network a vlan or a physical seprate network?

Cheers,
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 2000 total points
ID: 34151723
Your VMs won't see the MSA storage, only the ESXi host. We have a MSA connected to our host at our DR site and the ESX host only has access to the storage, not the VMs. How you get the storage to be 'seen' by the VMs is create volumes within your MSA (RAIDs), then add them as datastores. You then create volumes/virtual disks within the VM's -> Edit Settings area off of the datastores you created via the RAIDs on your MSA.

Regards,
~coolsport00
0
 

Author Comment

by:219com
ID: 34157593
coolsport00:

thanks man, I got the vSphere Client to connect to the MSA as two new datastores, how do I connect the host to that datastore as a different drive, I don't want to replace the standard datastore with a new one, I want to use the new datastore as an archive storage drive.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:219com
ID: 34157647
Sweet, worked like a charm, thanks
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license for one year.  It allows for the non‑production use and valid for five workstations and two servers. Veeam Agent for Linux is a simple backup tool for your Linux installations, both on‑premises and in the public cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
This article explains how to install and use the NTBackup utility that comes with Windows Server.
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question