How to connect iSCSI to vmware

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How to connect iSCSI to vmware

Postby andcbii » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:59 am

I'm looking for advice on the best method for connecting my synology to a vmware host. I've got an iSCSI target on my synology and was thinking of port bonding the NICs on the NAS, then though a VDS doing the same thing on the vmware host.
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Re: How to connect iSCSI to vmware

Postby syno.dustin » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:40 pm

andcbii wrote:I'm looking for advice on the best method for connecting my synology to a vmware host. I've got an iSCSI target on my synology and was thinking of port bonding the NICs on the NAS, then though a VDS doing the same thing on the vmware host.


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Re: How to connect iSCSI to vmware

Postby andcbii » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:45 pm

syno.dustin wrote:
andcbii wrote:I'm looking for advice on the best method for connecting my synology to a vmware host. I've got an iSCSI target on my synology and was thinking of port bonding the NICs on the NAS, then though a VDS doing the same thing on the vmware host.


https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledg ... th_Support


I read that but it doesn't explain best practices on the Synology side. I ended up following this guide:

https://frankstechsupport.com/2014/07/2 ... tive-mpio/

The main points i took away were 1) don't Link Agg the Synology. 2)Setup the LUN as Regular Files with advanced features turned on.
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Re: How to connect iSCSI to vmware

Postby syno.dustin » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:22 pm

andcbii wrote:
syno.dustin wrote:
andcbii wrote:I'm looking for advice on the best method for connecting my synology to a vmware host. I've got an iSCSI target on my synology and was thinking of port bonding the NICs on the NAS, then though a VDS doing the same thing on the vmware host.


https://www.synology.com/en-us/knowledg ... th_Support


I read that but it doesn't explain best practices on the Synology side. I ended up following this guide:

https://frankstechsupport.com/2014/07/2 ... tive-mpio/

The main points i took away were 1) don't Link Agg the Synology. 2)Setup the LUN as Regular Files with advanced features turned on.


All that Synolog'ys guide is missing a LUN recommendation. Which, if you did research prior shouldn't have been an issue. Advanced file-level LUNs are the only ones that support VAAI which is why they chose that in the article.
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