Ritmo2k
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Adding iscsi store for ISO's

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In the article:

http://www.vmguru.com/blogs/vmguru/archive/2006/10/12/925.aspx

I see the author added an iscsi target for iso's. How does one mount this for use in the console as a place to grab iso's in?

Thanks!

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Paul_Lalonde
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The goal of the iSCSI setup in this case is to format it for VMFS so that it becomes an available datastore within ESX.

Once the iSCSI volume has been formatted for VMFS, you can simply copy your .iso files to the volume and use it for your installation media. You don't actually 'mount' anything in this case because it's mounted by default as an available datastore.

Paul

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Paul_Lalonde
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The goal of the iSCSI setup in this case is to format it for VMFS so that it becomes an available datastore within ESX.

Once the iSCSI volume has been formatted for VMFS, you can simply copy your .iso files to the volume and use it for your installation media. You don't actually 'mount' anything in this case because it's mounted by default as an available datastore.

Paul

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Ritmo2k
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Thanks, I guess that was obvious Smiley Happy after I thought about it, heh.

Cheers!

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dmaster
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You can also create a NFS share. On this way you can host virtual machines on it, and you can also use it for storing ISO's.

NFS share's can also be accessible from Windows XP or Vista workstions.

This cannot been done with iSCSI because you have to format it to vmfs

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