One of the members of Chad’s army (I like the sound of that :-) has had a prolific camtasia week – Stephen Spellicy – you ROCK!
Ok – first of a series: HOWTO configure iSCSI and NFS for VMware use cases when using iomega ix2/ix4 running EMC Lifeline.
Now – ignore the first part of the video (obviously we develop the EMC Lifeline codebase as a VM, as we do with most EMC products now) where he’s configuring the VM version of the lifeline product.
Once he’s in the GUI, it’s the same as the physical ix2 (NFS only) or ix4 (the ix4-200d being iSCSI and NFS – and IMHO the best bang for the buck of the family). It doesn’t get easier than that.
Before you go crazy and ask me for the VM – WHY? You can get a MUCH more advanced iSCSI/NAS device (in fact an INCREDIBLY advanced one) in VM form here – if you’re an EMC person or an EMC partner, use the Celerra VSA. Just make sure you use an ESX host, and use vSphere and enable the VT or AMD-V offloads – this makes it work lickety-split, as opposed to slow as molasses.
This Iomega-based video is useful if you go to your local computer store, by a super-inexpensive (and yet super cool – I’m using mine and it integrated right into my PS3 – which is AWESOME for playing Divx flicks stored centrally) and for some reason can’t figure out iSCSI and NFS with VMware and the physical iomega stuff.
BTW – you can expect an update to the Celerra VSA (if I get my druthers) in Q4.