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VMware problem to recognize LUN Openfiler

Hi,

I am making a enviroment for test only, The enviroment there is a Vmware ESX 3.5 running inside Vmware Workstation 7.1 plus  Openfiler for SAN too virtualized on Vmware Worksation .

 I have been issued for Vmware ESX recoginze a LUN made on OpenFiler. The rescan ever found any LUN from OpenFiler. I did test using Windows 7 , it found with sucess all LUNS possible on Open Filer.

Why Vmware not found the LUN ?


Thank very much
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aspenbr
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you

1. enabled the iSCSI Software Initiator on ESX host?

2. Added a VMKernel Interface?

3. Added the IP address of the Openfiler server to the iSCSI properties in ESX host?

4. Have you added the IP address of the ESX host to Openfiler LUN in Openfiler?
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
1. The software initiator  iSCSI was enabled .
2. The interface VMkernel was added .  
3. The Vmkernel and storage are in same network 192.168.58.0/24
4. The Openfiler LUN was configured for allow all 192.168.58.0/24 and not is using Pap secret

Thank very much for chekclist.
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
There is sombody with new idea?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
did you add the Openfiler IP address to ESX?
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
No, sorry but why I must add  OpenFiler IP address to ESX ? Where I do this configuration ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you select Host, Configuration, Storage Adaptors, iSCSI Software Initiator properties, Add the IP Address of the Openfiler Server in Static Discovery.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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aspenbrAuthor Commented:
Hi Hanccoka,

I found this option forgive-me for my mistake. The option for Add the Ip address of the OpenFiler Server in Static Discovery is not allowed for me . I am using user master of host ESX.

I have configured on same vSwitch0 two port VMKernel Port and Service console Port both in sub network. After this my ESX found Lun on Openfiler .

Thank very much
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