Accessing shared storage

I have two ESXi servers and a server that is hosting my shared storage, I’m using Starwind software for iSCSI.


ESXi Server 1:

10.10.10.131
Hosting two Servers (no issues in creating these)

Networking

VM Network 2
(2 servers)
1 VSwitch
VM Network
VMKernel
Management Network

From this server I can see and add shared storage.

ESXi Server 2
10.10.10.132

Networking

VMNetwork
VMKernel
Management Network

Storage Adapter

iSCSI adapter is enabled
Under Dynamic Discovery it lists my storage device: 10.10.10.133:3260
Under Static Discovery I see all three of the targets

Yet when I go to storage > Add storage > Disk/LUN > Next there is nothing listed for me to select.

How do I access this shared storage from the second ESXi server?
xmouserAsked:
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IanThCommented:
its advisable to use a storage lan seperate from the vm traffic as the vm trafiic can cause iscsi problems

please describe your lan as ut sounds like a network problem
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
How can it be a network problem when from the second server (the one that is not showing the targets) I can see the storage server fine?

'Storage Adapter

iSCSI adapter is enabled
Under Dynamic Discovery it lists my storage device: 10.10.10.133:3260
Under Static Discovery I see all three of the targets'

10.10.10.133 is the storage server.

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IanThCommented:
well yes but you should see the target lun/disk to select

how long have you left it for the list to appear
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IanThCommented:
what version of vmware ?
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
'well yes but you should see the target lun/disk to select'

That's why I posted this question.


2 days, multiple rescans
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
4.1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check my video tutorials, to see if you have anything not configure correctly, developed especially for EE members

Video Tutorial - Adding iSCSI storage to a VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi 4.x host server


Video Tutorial - Eazy Peezy Lemon Squeezy iSCSI Storage by StarWind iSCSI SAN Software
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You did tick the configuration option to make the LUN in iSCSI StarWind, available to multiple hosts? (clustering?)
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
I didn't see an option but I did edit the cfg file for clustering and I now see all the storage. So I think that solved it.
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