EQ SAN and Vsphere Local Disk SAS drive fixed connection?
Posted on 2012-03-21
New to vm and san setups.
See a vm host that is pointing to a tb of space as fixed to local dell disk 2tb. The vm host is win 08. Reportedly the hw is a dell Powervault of some type with four drives in a RAID array think mirrored, since they have 4 1tb HD but capacity shows 2tb. There are 11 bays open.
1. I can't figure out how to access the HD configurations directory other than the perc controller upon bootup. Should there be some other SSH or interface option available other then just seeing it via vsphere client as a datastore? Would it just be the DRAC connection that would allow me direct access, but that won't provide SAN management.
2. Is this type of fixed connection to a local disk what you'd consider a "virtual san" ? They continuously call it that.