Hi - confused around the use if a VMKernal Port for use of iscsi.
Now bearing in mind I am NOT using VMWare software iSCSI storage adapter.
Question is to use the iSCSI initiator inside a windows 2008 r2 server - do i really even need a VMkernal Port. If i only add a VMkernal Port I cant (inside windows) add an IP address in that iSCSI VLAN. However If i add a Virtual Machine Port Group with a VLAN tag of the iSCSI VLAN - I can then add an adapter to the VM (place it in the iSCSI Virtual machine Port group) I can then ping the Netapp filer iscsi interface. Question is do I "still" need the iSCSI VMkernal Port on the esx host? - Does the iscsi still work on the Virtual machine port group (as long as its tagged with the iscsi vlan?)