Adding Shared Storage to VMware environemnt
Posted on 2014-10-30
I have 3 dual-proc ESXi 5.x hosts all running local storage and licensed for VMware Essentials. This is a test/dev environment.
I need to upgrade the environment to have shared storage. From a 10K foot perspective, is it as simple as adding Fibre Channel HBAs to each host, connecting them to a FC switch that connects to a FC storage controller on the SAN?
I imagine that I would create a RAID set on the SAN and create a datastore there that all the hosts could see. Then I would have vMotion and capabilities which I do not have at this point.
Am I over-simplifying the process here or from a high-level perspective is this approach viable?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.