POSSIBILITY OF SHARING ISCSI NAS WITH TWO VMWARE 6.0 HOSTS

We already have FreeNAS connected to one VMWARE Host via iSCSI.   Can we somehow configure another Host to use the same FreeNAS drive(s)?   End result -- looking for a method of doing shared storage between two hosts.
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
iSCSI is commonly used for this
beardywalrusCommented:
Absolutely, you can use iSCSI or NFS to share the storage between multiple hosts.
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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Problem is, the FreeBSD iSCSI disk under Storage Devices tab reports Attached and Active for each Host however when I try creating a New VM, I only see the FreeNAS datastore available on one Host but not both.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
do you see the iSCSI LUN (FreeBSD) on both hosts - under storage adapters?
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Yes I see both  iSCSI LUN (FreeBSD) on both hosts - under storage adapters.

Should I be using the same Target for both Hosts?
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
I can attach screen captures bit later this morning if that would help.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, the same IP Address should be used for both hosts.

do you have access to the console of the servers, or remote via SSH ?
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
Yes, I have physical access to both hosts and consoles plus both are configured for SSH
Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
The FreeNAS is running on a separate physical box booting from USB with a 250G SSD for the volume storage.   CAT-6 to a gigabit switch which has both VMware 6.0 Hosts attached.

Noting I am not running the FreeNAS as a VM on either host.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
type the following at the ssh prompt or console

esxcfg-volume -l

see if it shows a datastore which can be mounted.

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Lance McGrewRETIREDAuthor Commented:
*Solved*

Under Host Cache Configuration, the FreeNAS reported (unmounted).   Upon Mounting -- now both hosts can see the FreeNAS as a datastore.   I confirmed by creating a New VM on each Host and pointing it to the FreeNAS datastore.
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