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Dell PowerVault MD3000i Configuration Manual

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Dell PowerVault MD3000i
Configuration Guide for
VMware ESX Server Software
January 2008
Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering
www.dell.com/vmware
Dell Inc
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  • Page 1 Dell PowerVault MD3000i Configuration Guide for VMware ESX Server Software January 2008 Dell Virtualization Solutions Engineering www.dell.com/vmware Dell Inc Page 1...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Architectural Setup ..................... 3 iSCSI Connectivity Support ..................4 PowerVault MD3000i Storage Setup and Configuration ........... 4 iSCSI Software Initiator Configuration on ESX Server ..........5 Configure iSCSI storage on ESX Server ..............8 References ........................9 Dell Inc Page 2...
  • Page 3: Introduction

    This document provides instructions to setup the MD3000i iSCSI storage solution for usage with VMware® ESX Server™ software. The Dell PowerVault MD3000i iSCSI storage array contains four Ethernet ports through which the VD can be accessed affording both redundancy and availability of data. Provisioning of storage on servers in a VM environment is a multiple step process starting with definition of the server names for host access.
  • Page 4: Iscsi Connectivity Support

    This option is to be used when configuring the second, third, etc. host in a group. Once the host group is selected previously configured hosts for that host group will be displayed. Note that Dell Inc Page 4...
  • Page 5: Iscsi Software Initiator Configuration On Esx Server

    This section lists the steps required to configure the software initiator on the VMware ESX Server. Connect to the ESX server/VirtualCenter using VI Client, and follow the below steps: 1. Select Configuration->Security Profile on the ESX server. Dell Inc Page 5...
  • Page 6 2. Click on Properties. The Firewall Properties box appears. Figure 5: Firewall Properties Window 3. Check Software iSCSI Client. 4. Select Configuration->Storage Adapters on the ESX server. 5. Select iSCSI software adapter and click on Properties. Dell Inc Page 6...
  • Page 7 Figure 6: iSCSI software adapter under Storage Adapters on VI client 6. The iSCSI initiator Properties window appears. 7. Under the general tab select Configure tab. Select the Enabled checkbox and click OK. Select Close. Figure 7: iSCSI software initiator properties window Dell Inc Page 7...
  • Page 8: Configure Iscsi Storage On Esx Server

    Connect to the ESX server/Virtual Center using VI Client and follow the steps below. 1. Go to the configuration tab and select Storage Adapters. Select the iSCSI Software Adapter and click Rescan. The newly created iSCSI target and LUN should be visible from the ESX server. Dell Inc Page 8...
  • Page 9: References

    7. Review the disk layout and click Finish to create the VMFS datastore. The new datastore is now ready to be used for storing virtual machine images. 7. References 1. Dell PowerVault MD3000i support documents: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/md3000i/ 2. Drivers download page for MD3000i: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&Se...
  • Page 10 Intel Corp. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.