Re: BL460c G7 iSCSI configuration (521 Views)
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Jannarong Poopirom
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Registered: ‎06-17-2010
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BL460c G7 iSCSI configuration

We've got our BL460c G7 running ESXi4.1 with Lefthand P4300.

Currently we use iSCSI Software Adapter to connect to the storage and is working ok. But I just noticed

that there're 2 iSCSI adapter (Emulex OneConnect) with this blade named vmhba0 and vmhba1 both has the sam WWN.

 

My question is that can I use this instead of the iSCSI Software adapter ?

 

What is the benefit of using this ?

 

And how this is connected to the Lefthand P4300 ? through NIC ?

 

Thanks

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Steven Clementi
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Re: BL460c G7 iSCSI configuration

A hardware adaptor offloads the iSCSI traffic from the OS to the hardware.

 

It is certainly acceptable to use a hardware adaptor.

 

It is just another network adaptor, you configure it similarly.

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Re: BL460c G7 iSCSI configuration

Hi,

 

Yes, you can use this instead of software iSCSI and this gives an added advantage in handling the stacks better and there should be a performance improvement also, provided the network on ESXi are configured in right manner.

 

Check the below guides for best practices and how to setup hardware iSCSI adapters.

 

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_iscsi_san_cfg.pdf

 

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vsphere4/r41/vsp_41_esxi_server_config.pdf

 

Thanks,

Jagadish

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