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I am trying to create a storage group and add it to VMWare using NFS.  Does anyone know how to do this also by giving the VMWare Host host ip access to the storage?
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I guess you have a 7500 or similar which now support NFS. The process starts the same as for iSCSI. Go into your host configuration, storage adapters and add an iSCSI software adapter. Yes I know you're using NFS but that's the process.

Once you add an iSCSI software adapter assuming your networking has the proper vmkernel port you can add the NIC IP's to your NFS export list on the SAN and rescan. Then you click Storage and add storage, select NFS and enter the mappings.

I haven't use an EQL that supports NFS yet but the process from an ISCSI standpoint is to go into the volume and copy the target to your clipboard. For NFS it's usually an IP connection with exports.
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what about doing a SCSI connection?
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There are two sides, the vmware and the EQL? Where are you stuck?

I uploaded a picture of what it should look like when you have an iSCSI adapter loaded in Vmware. Once it's loaded you will have a unique WWN.

I also uploaded what it looks like in EQL to you can see each volume is assigned an ID.

If you have specific areas where you're stuck I may be able to help.
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Thanks, how do I add the Dell Equilogix adapter?
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In the esx host, configuration, storage adapters, highlight the iscsi software adapter. Click properties and click Static Discovery. Then click add and add the equallogic ip address and the iscsi initiator id like the one in the eql.png image above. Then click Rescan All to rescan the adapters and the storage will show up.
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I did get the scsi adapter added, although how do I add the datastore?
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The easiest way is to load the Dell EqualLogic virtual storage manager for VMware v3.5.2 which you can find at this location if you have an EQL login.

https://eqlsupport.dell.com/support/download.aspx?id=1484
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