We bought a Dell Equal Logic around December last year and have been trailing performance over the last 8 months with it connected to a single ESX host, which has went well.
I am now looking to connect the Equal Logic to the second ESX server.
I've followed the same steps and everything is going well.
I now just need to change the Access control on the volume so the second ESX server can see it.
As you can see from the picture below, I've restricted access to the iSCSI initiator of ESX1
ESX2 has an iSCSI initiator of iqn.1998-01.com.vmware:ame
I'm not sure if I can do it via iSCSI initiator, or if i have to change it to IP address. If so here's the info on the current iSCSI connection (they are the two NICs on ESX1).
The IP addresses I assigned to ESX2 are 192.168.1.37 and 192.168.1.38, with a heartbeat of 192.168.1.39.
ESX1 has a heartbeat IP of 192.168.1.36
There was a section in the PDF instructions that said I needed to enable multi access (highlighted in yellow below). Where do I enable/check this setting after the connection has been setup?
We are currently running 15 VM's on ESX1, so would like to avoid any downtime.
** UPDATE **
Ok so i felt brave and changed ACL to the IP address
and when I rescan i can see the SAN on both ESX servers
I'd still like to know where the simultaneous connections is se; and anythig else I might have over looked.
many thanks in advance.