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.

iSCSI Software Adapter configuration using vSphere Web Client

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Today we will configure iSCSI storage using vSphere Web Client. Have you ever tried it? If no then do it. VMware says that old “fat” C# client will be depreciated. Right now some new features can be configured only via it, so better to learn it now when you still have time to adopt to it than later. More info about vSphere Web Client of course on VMware website

Nexenta iSCSI installation and configuration for ESXi

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Software Defined - things

Have you ever wanted to have participated in revolution we are experiencing right now in Data Centers? Cool! I like it as well. The (r)evolution we are part of is called Software Defined Data Center. One of its key components is SDS - Software Defined Storage. NexentaStor is not the only one on the market, but in this post, I would like to use it as one of the examples.