And the last step is to add this share in your ESXi 4.1 (that's my case)….
Select your ESX(i) host and go to Configuration TAB > Storage.
Update: Here are some performance tests with such a setup. I really like Openfiler because it seems to be a robust distribution with some great features, but the performances are not as I might expected…
The IOMeter test took a really long time. I followed the same setup as I did for testing the FreeNAS 7.2.
See the results from the tests here. I'd say that there was something wrong, but I did the test twice with similar results.. -:(
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You can have a look at the whole project:
- How to build a low cost NAS for VMware Lab – introduction
- How to build low cost shared storage for vSphere lab – assembling the parts
- VMware Home Lab: building NAS at home to keep the costs down – installing FreeNAS
- Performance tests with FreeNAS 7.2 in my homelab
- Installation Openfiler 2.99 and configuring NFS share – this post
- Installing FreeNAS 8 and taking it for a spin
- My homelab – The Network design with Cisco SG 300 – a Layer 3 switch for €199.
- Video of my VMware vSphere HomeLAB
- How to configure FreeNAS 8 for iSCSI and connect to ESX(i)
- Haswell ESXi Whitebox