rdg1
Contributor
Contributor

IDE Drives for at least storage purposes?

Is there a way to use IDE Drives with ESX for at least storage purposes? I have lots of IDE drives 200-500GB. Just trying to find some use of these drives within a VMWare ESX 3.5 environment.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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You could stick them in a single box and then use something like openfiler or Windows Service for Unix to share them to your ESX hosts as NFS or iSCSI LUNs.

Texiwill
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Leadership

Hello,

Outside of Dave's suggestions, there is no way to use these disks directly. Your remote storage device needs to be able to use them.


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Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Paul_Lalonde
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Commander

If you're not afraid of getting your hands dirty, re-compile the CoS and include NFSv3 support. This way you can point to the CoS for NFS services and gain access to your IDE storage.

See here:

http://communities.vmware.com/message/613430#613430

Regards,

Paul