ESXi with only local storage
The first step is to have a virtual storage product configured with a LUN ready to go via iSCSI. Once that is ready, the ESXi host can be configured to add storage. This image shows an ESXi host only with local storage, designated as "datastore1."
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.
I'd recommand to start configure SAN after iSCSI's configure on VM host Allocated volume and etc. Then add VM host(s) on SAN to see if SAN can see it. Only after this done, return to VM host and add preconfigred SAN volumes Rerun and allocate space and etc.
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As a pre-sales technical person, this write up was extremely helpful in aiding me in setting up a virtual Data Center. Thank you for taking the time to put this together!
May i ask how valuable and how easy to adapt this connection an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage target. And whats the risk..? As a newbie Novice i want to learn momre of this.. Is there a step by step and definition about this thanks... Sorry if i ask cause i'm just a fresh graduate in I.T major in networking and trouble shooting thank you kindly.. ^_^