VIDEO: Connecting VMware vSphere to Iomega iSCSI Storage

by David Davis on July 11, 2010

I recently bought an Iomega Ix4-200D disk storage array with the intent on both using it for my centralized office (it’s just me) data store AND as shared storage in my vSphere lab using iSCSI. So far, I’ve been very satisfied with the product, considering the high load that I put on the storage array. For example, I have moved a running VM from one VMFS data store to another with both datastrores being on this array. I have run VMware Data Recovery and Veeam Backups of VMs with the source being the VMFS datastores and the destination being a network file share, both on this array. While I know that these kind of crazy lab exercises put a ton of load on the array, it has handle it well. So well, I thought I would make a video covering this nice line of storage products and how to use it with vSphere…

Here is what you’ll learn in this video:

  • Overview of the Iomega NAS/SAN Product Line
  • How to enable iSCSI in the Iomega StorCenter
  • How to enable iSCSI in vSphere and connect to the SAN
  • How to format the new iSCSI disk with VMFS
  • How to migrate a running VM to the Iomega SAN with SVMotion

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

saeed 04.11.11 at 3:38 am

Hi David,

thanks alot. Great video..

Fred 10.18.11 at 1:48 am

Great job … awesome tutorial!

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