matt112045
1 Copper

PE M600 Boot from Iscsi SAN - Dell EqualLogic PS-array support

Hi,

 

  Is booting from the MD1000e / M600 Bladeserver (using on board Broadcom chip set ) to an Dell PS-5xxx series iscsi san supported today. Looking to boot VMware OS off of iSCSI SAN volume.

 

                                        Regards,

 

                                                  Matt

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Re: PE M600 Boot from Iscsi SAN - Dell EqualLogic PS-array support

Hello Matt, Welcome to the Dell Forums !

 

No, booting VMware ESX Server off an iSCSI volume in M600 is not supported today.VMware only supports booting from iSCSI using hardware initiators. 

 

Bala.

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Mark_A_Smith
3 Argentium

Re: PE M600 Boot from Iscsi SAN - Dell EqualLogic PS-array support

I have really got to get back to these forums a little more often.

 

Dell supports boot from iSCSI: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/BFi/

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Re: PE M600 Boot from Iscsi SAN - Dell EqualLogic PS-array support

Not on VMware ESX.

 

VMware ESX only supportes boot from iSCSI from H/W initiators. Dell does not OEM hardware initiators.

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