Sunday, December 25, 2011

Configuring software ISCSI on VMware vSphere 5.X (ESXi 5.X).

Step by step Configuring software ISCSI on VMware vSphere 5.X (ESXi 5.X) tutorial.

Connect to vCenter and click on ESXi host and go to configuration and networking.
Create vSwitch with VM Kernel port group and Map to a available VMNIC as shown in the below screen shot.

Go to storage adapter and click on Add, Select Add Software iscsi adapter and click ok.

Click on the properties tab and go to Network configuration tab,
Click on Add and Add the Switch that we have configured for ISCSI, as below.

Now click on the ISCSI software adapter in the configuration tab and go to properties.

Now click on the Dynamic Discovery tab, in the iSCSI Initiator Properties.
Click on Add and provide the details of iSCSI server and click ok, as below.

We are done with the software iSCSI configuration for the ESXI 5.X host.

For testing the configured iSCSI setting, present a LUN from the array and go to configuration and click on storage view.
Click on add storage and select Disk/Lun type and click next you will see the LUN detected as below.

So now your successfully configure Software iSCSI for the ESXi host.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Error configuration issue shell and ssh has been enabled in the summary tab VMware vSphere 5 (ESXI5.X)

Configuration issue
ESXI shell for the host has been enabled.
SSH for the host has been enabled.


Connect the ESXi host directly via vSphere client or connect to vCenter via vsphere Client.

Select the ESXi host and click on configuration tab as below.

Click on advanced setting and go to UserVars.
Search for UserVars.SuppressShellWarning and change the value from 0 to 1 as below.

Click ok to complete the configuration and take effect, now you will notice the alert disappearing in the summary tab.

Applicable for VMware ESX 4.1.x,VMware ESXi 4.1.x Embedded,VMware ESXi 4.1.x Installable,VMware ESXi 5.0.x,VMware vCenter Server 5.0.x

Referrence : VMware KB