HP MSA P2000G3 ISCSCI configuration help

I got a request to configure MSA P2000 G3.
Need your assistance to configure MSA storage with best practice.
I will be using Vcenter to create VMs
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for your quick reply.
I need help in configuring MSA with best practice first.
Then I will look into your article.

Honestly tell you your article is really helpful.
Appreciate it. I will vote as helpful
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Create a pool of storage with your preferred RAID group.

and then allocate virtual disks, and select the owner of the VD to each controller.

this is the ideal document you should follow

HP MSA 2040 Storage Configuration and Best Practices for VMware vSphere

Configuration best practices for deploying VMware vSphere 4.1 on the HP P2000 G3 MSA Array combo controller
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideAuthor Commented:
I could not add this to the host.
Anyone can guide how to add the storage to the host machine?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you configure iSCSI - your Hosts as per my EE Articles ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so have you put the IP Address of the MSA unit in the iSCSI Software Adaptor settings ?
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideAuthor Commented:
Some how I managed to add these VM iSCSCI software adapter.
Not sure how it came up in the vmware host. Now I want to add this as a datastore.
how this can be done?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, have a look at my video here, I created for EE Members, this is how you add the IP Address of you SAN into the iSCSI Adaptor.

Video Tutorial - Adding iSCSI storage to a VMware vSphere ESX/ESXi 4.x host server
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideAuthor Commented:
Thanks to Andrew
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