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VMWare Host with CNA connecting to CS240-G

Question asked by on Jun 14, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2013 by

Hi all and thanks for taking the time to read this post.


I would like some guidance in setting up 10gb iscsi on our nimbles.  We have recently installed some Nexus 5532 into our environment.  The nimbles have been connected to the switches via Twinax Direct Attach cables.  The vmware physical hosts are connected to the Nexus via Qlogic 8242 CNA also using Twinax.  I have been given a vlan and IP information for the iscsi traffic.  The physical hosts have 2 connections to the nexus and have a trunk running all the vmware network traffic.  Do you have any general steps on the config we have to do to get the host and nimbles talking to the hosts?  I've done a simple config test by assigning the ip information to the storage adapters in vcenter and on the nimbles but the VMware host does not see the iscsi target.  My knowledge in networking is lacking but I'm assuming there may be some config required on the switches maybe?  Any advice would be gratefully received.