My Windows 2008 VM won't connect to my Dell i3000 storage array.
Posted on 2011-09-22
I have a really great Dell i3000 Datavault and I'm trying to get my Windows 2008 Server VMs to mount diskspace I have there. However, despite having my software installed exactly as I do on REAL hardware, I never can make a connection to the i3000.
I can bring up the iSCSI initiator properties and add the same settings for the Win2K8 VMs, but it just never works.
When I view my network connections, the virtual ethernet adapter I assigned to my iSCSI side of the server shows only "Access to Local only" I have two seperate physical ethernet ports on my Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers for user access LAN and for the iSCSI LAN. This works great on the REAL 2003 servers, but somehow the two Win2K8 VM servers are different. I can't really tell which "virtual" ethernet is using which physical ethernet on the server hardware -- which might be the problem. How do I make sure they are binding correctly?
My real servers are Win2K3 servers and my VMs are Win2K8.
Any suggestions would help greatly!