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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 8. Managing iSCSI and NFS Datastores

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Adding the software iSCSI adapter
  • Preparing the vSphere network for iSCSI multipathing
  • Binding VMkernel interfaces to the software iSCSI adapter
  • Adding an iSCSI target server to the software iSCSI adapter
  • Creating an NFS Datastore

Introduction

Both iSCSI and NFS are storage solutions that can leverage the existing TCP/IP network infrastructure. Hence, they are referred to as IP-based storage. Before we start learning how to configure them, let's delve into some iSCSI and NFS fundamentals.

iSCSI fundamentals

Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) is a protocol used to transport SCSI command over a TCP/IP network. In an iSCSI environment, the server ...

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