VMware Training

Eugeniu Patrascu eugen at imacandi.net
Thu Feb 20 11:43:17 UTC 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Eugeniu Patrascu" <eugen at imacandi.net>
> > If you want block storage, just export an iSCSI device to the ESXi
> machines
> > (tgtadm on RedHat is all you need and a few gigs of free space). VMFS is
> > cluster aware so you can export the same volume to independent ESXi hosts
> > and as long you don't access the same files, you're good to go.
> My understanding of "cluster-aware filesystem" was "can be mounted at the
> physical block level by multiple operating system instances with complete
> safety".  That seems to conflict with what you suggest, Eugeniu; am I
> missing something (as I often do)?
What you are saying is true and from VMware's point of view, an ISCSI
volume is a physical disk.
And you can mount the same ISCSI disk on many VMware hosts. Just write into
different directories on the disk.

Am I missing something in your question ?


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