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Create windows share in OpenSUSE 13.2 in Esxi 5.0

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Can the configuration following be done?
I have an HP DL380 G5 server running ESXi 5.0 (Free version, no license) which I installed new 1/5/20150 VMWare Virtual machine OpenSUSE 13.2 The physical server has an HP Smart Array 642 SCSI controller connected to an HP MSA20 containing 2 RAID5 Volumes of 3x750GB SATA drives each (approx. 1.3TB each).  The Smart Array Controller does show up in ESXi , see below:
Smart array 642 in ESXiI have Samba installed, but when I try to follow the tutorial I found and get to the step that says to open “localhost:901”, in Firefox, I get: Server not found.
I need to create a Windows share of these two volumes on the MSA20 to use as Disk2Disk backup for my BackupExec 2014 program. I had to create two because of a 2TB limitation not allowing all six to be in one RAID5.
I am very new to OpenSUSE so need explicit instructions if it is possible.
Do I need iSCSI initiator?
All help is greatly appreciated.
PS, when I ran sudo systemctl status -l smb on the 7th, I get several: “SVCCTL_GETSERVICEDISPLAYNAMEW failed”
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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So, lets just get this straight the storage is presented to the HOST, and you want the Guests to access the Storage ?

Guest cannot directly access the storage on the hosts, what you will need to do, is to create a Virtual Machine ON THE storage datastores, and then SHARE these drives on the VM.

so either install Windows or Linux, and create a share.

There is another method, which allows you to pass through storage to the VMs, from the host. See my article here

HOW TO: Add Local Storage (e.g. a SATA disk) as a Raw Disk Mapping (RDM) or Mapped RAW LUN to a virtual machine hosted on ESXi

But this will not work with your Smart Array controller.
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Thanks Andre,
that makes sense.  However if I am to use the Datastore for disk2disk backups in my BackupExec 2014, I think plan B is needed.  going to close this out and post another question about converting virtual server to physical server 2008.  Stay tuned
Once again, thanks for your help.
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Excellent as always
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No problems!
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