Connecting VMWare ESXi 6.0 Hosts to Windows Storage Server 2008 Essentials iSCSI Target
Posted on 2016-08-01
Good Morning, Experts!
I am currently setting up a WD RX4100 storage device as a tertiary nearline backup and recovery device within our environment. Setup of the device itself is completed, but I am running into a snag while trying to setup an iSCSI Target on my VMWare 6.0 Host(s).
While I can run a Dynamic Discovery on my VMWare Hosts, and they can see the iSCSI Target and IQN Name on the RX4100 correctly, I am unable to setup a target for my VMWare Hosts on the RX4100. I cannot install the Microsoft iSCSI Target software on the WD RX4100, because that software is not able to run on the Essentials version of Server 2008. WD has locked down access to the device, so I cannot upgrade the OS to a more robust 2012 R2 server.
I am just trying to find a place to start here. While I can access the iSCSI Initiator Properties on the RX4100, it is not very helpful, as it does not present me with a section to input the IQN Names from my VMWare servers. That, or I am just ignorant of where this input would be done within the iSCSI Initiator properties. :)
Thanks in advance!