VCP6-DCV blueprint section 3:Configure and Administer Advanced vSphere 6.x Storage -Objective 3.4 – Part 2 and Objective 3.5

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In this post we will continue covering the storage objective from the blueprint. The following are the blueprint objective: NFS: Differentiate NFS 3.x and 4.1 capabilities Connect an NFS 4.1 datastore using Kerberos RDM: Differentiate Physical Mode RDMs and Virtual Mode RDMs Create a Virtual/Physical Mode RDM Configure Bus Sharing Configure Multi-writer locking SIOC: (i skipped some parts of the blue print because i didn't study the marital yet such as "Differentiate between SIOC and Dynamic Queue Depth Throttling features") Describe the benefits of SIOC Enable and configure SIOC Configure/Manage SIOC Monitor SIOC   NFSv3 and NFS4.1: VMware support both NFS protocols here are the differences between the two: NFSv3: Traffic is unencrypted Use only one TCP connection for I/O. ESXi has No support for delegate user functionality Supports hardware acceleration and…
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Adding NFS Datastore to my lab

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In the previous post (http://vpentathlon.com/preparing-the-lab-environment-for-nfs-datastore-config-of-msft-nfs-services-and-vmware-vswitch/) I configured the vSphere environment to support my storage network and storage server (Windows2012R2), now all we have to do is create new datastore and attached them all host in the datacenter. here are the steps: From vCenter go to esxi0 >> related objects >> datastore >> click on the new datastore icon Choose the type NFS Choose NFSv3 Name the datastore and configured the path and IP Click finish Right click on the new NFS datastore and click "mount Datastore to additional hosts Choose all additional hosts and click OK. Verify that all hosts in the cluster can see the newly created Datastore via vcenter. Verify that all hosts in the cluster can see the newly created Datastore via CLI (just for UNIX geeks :-))   Below are Screenshots for…
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Preparing the lab environment for NFS datastore – Config of MSFT NFS services and VMware vSwitch

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Before we stating creating new virtual machine , i will like to setup an NFS Datastore for my lab using Microsoft 2012R2 server and use my 1TB for it so i can save some space on my SSD drive.In the future i will explore more NFS option such as FreeNas EMC storage and more but for now i will stick to the Microsoft server. Here are the step i took to configure Micorsoft NFS services and VMware vSwitch Setting the Microsoft server For NFS services: On the Micorosoft server add a new role, choose File and iSCSI Services and than choose Server for NFS. add a new 100GB disk to my Microsoft server via VMware workstation (Optional) from Server manager File and Storage services >> Volume >> Disk bring the new…
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