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  • Vmware ESX version 3.5 ISCSI and clustering

    Hello,

    Need some information regarding the following setup of ESX 3.5 in a SAN using ISCI.

    ESX 1 has one guest VM 2003
    ESX 2 has one guest VM 2003

    These machines connect via ISCI to a SAN for clustering /load balancing.

    According to a Train signal CBT only fibre channel will work with VM cluster?

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    Re: Vmware ESX version 3.5 ISCSI and clustering

    Both fiber channel and iSCSI will server as shared storage for ESX hosts in a cluster. It's been that way for about 3 years since ESX 3.0.0 came out.
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      Re: Vmware ESX version 3.5 ISCSI and clustering

      1. iSCSI does work perfectly
      2. if you have a special brandname iSCSI box, consult vmware HCL and the manufacturer?s manuals.
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        Re: Vmware ESX version 3.5 ISCSI and clustering

        For that matter, if you're using hardware iSCSI initiators, be sure they are on the HCL as well.

        Jas
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          Re: Vmware ESX version 3.5 ISCSI and clustering

          Originally posted by handy1994 View Post
          ESX 1 has one guest VM 2003
          ESX 2 has one guest VM 2003

          These machines connect via ISCI to a SAN for clustering /load balancing.
          Handy could it be that you are trying to cluster to Windows 2003 VM's? If so I think that is only supported on RDM.

          I would suggest going through this document..

          But I did find this that might help you out with iSCSI
          Last edited by Maish; 19th July 2008, 20:07. Reason: found something else...
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