Need help with connecting my VMWare Vswitch to an ISCSI SAN on a seperate switch in a VLAN
Posted on 2013-05-27
I'm having trouble getting my VMWare ESXI 5 host configured to connect to a SAN that is on a switch in my network.
The SAN is on a Cisco 3750 switch in VLAN 100. My VMWare server is on a Dell blade server connected to a Dell 8024k switch. I've trunked all my switch ports.
I'm creating my VSwitch using a VMKernel port and putting an address in the same range and VLAN ID that is the same as the one my SAN is sitting in on the Cisco switch. The Cisco switch is connected to my 8024k switch.
Can someone help me with port settings? Do I need to put my VSwitch in the same VLAN as my SAN? How about the port my 3750 is plugged into on my Dell switch? I'm only working with 2 NIC's so I will have to use VLAN's in VMWare to segment my traffic.
Please forgive my lack of knowledge. I do understand VLAN's to some degree but I don't undertstand when I need to tag and untag traffic and where that gets done.
Thanks in advance.