VCAP-DCV Deploy Objective 2.1 – part 2

iSCSI Datastore, Storage, study guide, VCAP6-DCV Deploy
In this post we will continue to discuss Implementing Complex Storage Solutions here are the objectives from the blueprint that i am going to cover: Create / Configure multiple VMkernels for use with iSCSI port binding LUN masking using PSA-related commands Lab Setup: Using VMware workstation: Microsoft Servers 2012R2 for Services (DNS , DHCP, etc…) installed esx0 Installed VCSA Storage device that can support iSCSI ( i am using Netgear ReadyNAS 202)  Documents used: vSphere6 Storage Guide Create / Configure multiple VMkernels for use with iSCSI port binding: To create ISCSI port binding i did the following in my lab: Create a LUN on my storage device Used VMware iSCSI software initiator to configure the target IP. Create a VMFS volume Configure additional VMkernel Configure VMware iSCSI port binding and…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 3:Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage -Objective 3.1 – Part 2

iSCSI Datastore, Storage, study guide, VCP6-DCV
In this post we will continue implement Storage in our lab and cover the blueprint objective. For the following subjects i will not be able to demonstrate in my home lab since i use VMware workstation or just dont have the actual Hardware. but We can get more information from VMware storage document: Configure/Edit hardware/dependent hardware initiators Configure FC/iSCSI/FCoE LUNs as ESXi boot devices As for: Create an NFS share for use with vSphere I am not sure what VMware requirements are , you configure the NFS share on a specific server or NAS or maybe they are talking about vSAN? i will revisit this subject in later posts. If you reading this part and you know what are the requirement for this subject , please comment. Thanks Determine use cases for…
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VCP6-DCV blueprint section 3:Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage -Objective 3.1 – Part 1

iSCSI Datastore, Storage, study guide, VCP6-DCV
Finally my favorite subject!!! ,In this post we will continue covering the objective from the blueprint and now its time for the storage part. Some of the objective in this post are related to the previous post adding "iSCSI datastore to my lab"  http://vpentathlon.com/adding-iscsi-datastore-to-my-lab/ so i will point some objective to that post. For this post we will use the vSphere Storage document: http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-60/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-60-storage-guide.pdf Note : I will NOT follow the order of blueprint objective but i will cover all of them. The following are the blueprint objective: Discover new storage LUNs Configure FC/iSCSI/FCoE LUNs as ESXi boot devices Create an NFS share for use with vSphere Enable/Configure/Disable vCenter Server storage filters Configure/Edit hardware/dependent hardware initiators Enable/Disable software iSCSI initiator Configure/Edit software iSCSI initiator settings Configure iSCSI port binding Enable/Configure/Disable iSCSI CHAP Determine use…
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Adding iSCSI Datastore to my lab

Home-Lab, iSCSI Datastore, VCP6-DCV
So we finish the networking part of the blue print and now we are going to get into the storage part. To be prepared i will need to install iSCSI datastore in addition to the NFS datastore that we already created in previous post .(In this post i am assuming you already have the networking part done , i already configured VMkernel and vDS for storage in my previous posts). I will be using my lab Microsoft 2012R2 to serve as my iSCSI target and will connect all of my three host to it, so lets get started. The plan : Enable Windows 2012R2 iSCSI Target Server Configure Hosts to support iSCSI Add iSCSI software adapter on each ESXi host Configure iSCSI targets on VMware iSCSI software adapter on each ESXi host…
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