I have a simple question: in ESXi, i have a problem to join my array and see my LUNs after a rescan.
I have a vswitch0 with the vmkernel management port in 192.168.131.x and I put the vmnetwork port group on this same vswitch with vmnic0.
I created a second vswitch with a vmkernel in 192.168.1.1 attached to the vmnic1. The vmnic1 is attached in direct access to my array controler wich is in 192.168.1.5.
The problem is that after a rescan, i'm not able to see the LUN I created on my array (FORTREND)
In ESXi, do we need to have a management network and a vmkernel network in the same subnet of my array to be able to see my LUNs (I tried, and in fact, it's not possible to create 2 vmkernel in the same subnet) !
Thanks for your answers !
Have you opened the iSCSI port on the firewall? You can do that with the VI Client by going to the configuration tab and enable the iSCSI port -
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I believe "a" console port must be on the same network as the iSCSI host to work correctly. I want to say that it was the exact problem I had a few months ago but its slipped my mind.
So if you have 2 networks, you would have a console port on both, whether or not you actually connect yourself through the console on the iSCSI network.
Let me know if this helps.
you should have a Service Console created in the same network ,where you have created the vmkernel for iscsi.
Test :ping and vmkping is working ,and try vmkping for iscsi target ip.
In ESX i, you don't have service console. You just have by default a vmkernel management port and you can't create a second one as you can do when you create a second service console in ESX version.
Is my vmkernel iscsi enough to make the discover with my array ?
We entered in unsupported mode in ESXi trying the vmkping command line and it works ! Strange, because the rescan doesn't give us the LUNs !
have are read of this blog post on the subject
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hi guys, i work with Chaton on that problem
IQN and iSCSI target are good
On Infortrend Disk Enlosure, I have 2 iSCSI interfaces
One on 192.168.1.5 Direct Acces to vmnic0 connected on vswitch1 and vmkping ok (iSCSI target on this adress)
One on 192.168.131.220 on Network Infrastructure but with 100Mb/s only
When I plug 192.168.131.220 interface, ESXi can see Luns (while iSCSI target only on 192.168.1.5), but traffic is on vmnic1 (100Mb/s) , and very slow
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