ehall
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What's new with ESX and iSCSI?

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I've got a couple of Qlogic 4052C boards that I've been hoping to use with VMware ESX for a while. Is that card supported with 3.01 or whatever current version is shipping? Also, is the iSCSI support in ESX still software-based, or will it take advantage of HBA offload engine yet?

Looking forward to being able to leave GSX/Server products behind one day...

Thanks!

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wobbly1
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yes and yes

page 12 of http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf for the 4052c support

you can use hardware or software iscsi initiators with vi3

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wobbly1
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yes and yes

page 12 of http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf for the 4052c support

you can use hardware or software iscsi initiators with vi3

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glynnd1
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http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf

See page 12.

iSCSI HBAs are supported.

Doh! Slow typing!

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glynnd1

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As stated both the H/W and S/W iSCSI Initiators are supported, as listed in the compatability guides..

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vi3_io_guide.pdf

Look here and search iSCSI[/b] for all the new features and Fixes RE: iSCSI and ESX 3.0.1

http://www.vmware.com/support/vi3/doc/releasenotes_esx301_vc201.html

ehall
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Thanks guys. Got my Raptor/3ware array all optimized and will be moving over in the next few days!

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