VMWare Shared Storage ISCSI issue

Posted on 2014-07-13
Last Modified: 2014-07-14
I have two hosts in my lab at home and studying to get my VCP5-DCV so created isci storage on server20008R2 to do some host and data storage migration to get comfortable with the process. Both my esxi hosts successfully connected to this iscsi target and i thought all was ok. I can't tell how quickly the shared storage goes down but when I get home from work the datastore which I created on this storage no longer exists. I then rescan storage adapters on but hosts and it will then show up.

I am pretty new at this and my troubleshooting skills are not ideal. Can someone provide some beginner steps when trying to find logs which may help figure out this problem? I am reading the VCP5 certification book and the troubleshooting steps were not much help. Thanks!
Question by:Tim OBrien
    1 Comment
    LVL 116

    Accepted Solution

    I'm afraid you will have to start looking through the /var/log/vmkernel.log to check what is occuring.

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Network it in WD Red

    There's an industry-leading WD Red drive for every compatible NAS system to help fulfill your data storage needs. With drives up to 8TB, WD Red offers a wide array of solutions for customers looking to build the biggest, best-performing NAS storage solution.  

    Suggested Solutions

    In vSphere 4 1 and 5.0, you can enable both Remote SSH and the ESXi Shell for management of hosts from the vSphere Client and from the Direct Console User Interface. You may have noticed that on enabling both Remote SSH and the ESXi Shell for man…
    In this article, I am going to expose some of the hidden, undocumented, unsupported features and functions of the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi). VMware vSphere ESXi 4.x, and ESXi 5.0 does not officially support Raw Disk Mapping of Local Stora…
    Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    22 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now