Configure Qnap iSCSI as VMware Datastore


After upgrading my old QNAP TS-453A to a QNAP TS-873 with 8 bays and tons of storage I finally had some time to explore additional storage options for my homelab. Now with 2 pools of storage with total capacity of ~ 35TiB I finally could start to use my NAS much more efficient.

In the previous post Configure QNAP NFS as VMware ESXi Dastastore I showed you how to configure QNAP NFS share as VMware ESXi Datastore.

In this post I will show you how to create a VMware ESXi datastore using iSCSI.

Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab… For Free!

How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab - For Free

For every vSphere Administrator and Engineer experience with storage products is very important. Unfortunately for some of us who work in larger enterprises, there is clear role and duties separation. This leads to technology silos where vSphere gurus can’t “play” with storage. Fortunately for those people (and not only of course) community member Neil Anderson created eBook How to create NetApp Ontap 9 Lab.