vmware iscsi targets and vranger
Posted on 2012-04-05
I am relatively new to VMWare and iSCSI.
I have an environment running 10 virtual servers using VMWare. VSphere client 4.1.0 and VMWare Center Server 4.1.0.
I also have a QNap with iSCSI targets created for attachment to the VM's.
Some of the machines are configured to attach the iSCSI targets from within VCenter.
Without thinking I attached other iSCSI targets to machines from within Windows and the iSCSI initiator.
My problem is that VRanger does not appear to see the drives attached via iSCSI initiator (Windows), which is a big problem. VRanger does "see" the drives attached from within VCenter.
Here is my question: Is there a way to DETACH the iSCSI attached Windows drive and REATTACH it from within VCenter and NOT lose data?
That way I can avoid extra work and also use VRanger to back up the data on those drives?
Thanks in advance.