VMware 5.5 connectivity to Nexsan E18
Posted on 2014-04-24
Have a new VMware server running 5.5 and an E18. E18, has 10GB FC connections configured on same subnet, going to a FC switch and a single FC connection on the server configured on the same subnet. I'm trying to prepare for a V2V migration, but initially I'm having difficulty getting vsphere and SAN to talk.
I've added VMkernel and put it on the same subnet, in a vSwitch. I've added all 4 iqn's to the SAN. I've watched a video where they configured to vSphere with SAN iqn, but can't figure out where this SAN iqn comes from.
NIC hardware avaiable
SAN - per 2 controllers
2 - 10GB FC total - 4
4 - 1GB eth. total - 8
2 - 10GB FC
2 - 10GB eth.
4 - 1GB eth.
Have a card where ordering for our LAN switch to give us 10GB connectivity to the server, just not here yet.
Have to get the server and storage talking so I can setup a vCenter server and move forward.
If someone has some detailed instructions on how to make these 2 device to talk, and if you had this hardware, what would be the most productive configuration?