New video showed up on Youtube produced by VMware KB TV… This video will guide you on how to setup a basic iSCSI connection to your ESX Server.
Using ping and vmkping commands in the console might be a good way to verify that you have the necesssary connectivity between your ESX host and the iSCSI SAN. Then enabling the iSCSI HBA adapter and configuring the iSCSI target are the next steps to go….
My regular readers already saw the configuration in my step-by-step article on How-to connect ESX 4 Server running vSphere to Openfiler iSCSI SAN. If you're not one of my regular readers, consider subscribing for free via RSS or E-mail.
The video is based on KB1008083. (see this, because there is also a troubleshooting commands for iSCSI, like disabling etc…)
Also look at those :
- on finding iSCSI targets, see Software iSCSI cannot find targets (8858900).
- on re-numbering iSCSI targets, see Changing the IQN target number on an ESX host (1004808) .
- on NIC teaming, see NIC teaming in ESX Server (1004088) and Optimizing iSCSI software initiator performance and NIC teaming (1001251).