srazaddn
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ESX 4.0 --To create a datastore is SCSI-2 reservations a requirement

I  am trying to certify ESX4.0 U2 on a SAN that only supports SCSI-3(persistent reservations). Is there a way I can create a datastore without adding SCSI-2 Reservations capabality to the SAN.

Thanks,

Salman Raza

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DSTAVERT
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I know I saw a recent post about it. I will see if I can find it.

http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Technical-Support-Services-Blog/ESX-performance-RESERVATIONS-What-are-t...

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
srazaddn
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Thanks David.

Are you suggesting that there is a Vmware document that talks about the requirement.

--Salman Raza

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DSTAVERT
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ESX(i) arbitrates access to shared  LUNs using SCSI-2 reservations so I don't know how you are going to satisfy your requirement. I would use VMware support to get clarification.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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mcowger
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SCSI2 Reservations are a hard requirement.  Without them, you are out of luck.

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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