ralfieb
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how to connect VMWare to a windows ScaleIO cluster?

Doing a P.O.C. with ScaleIO deployed on 3 Windows Server 2012 servers. They are up and running, GUI is working, storage is available. Next hurdle - how do I present the storage to a VMware cluster? I am guessing that I need to install a driver or connector on the ESXi 6 host, but I'm not clear if that's right, and if it is, how to do it.

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msr4
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Re: how to connect VMWare to a windows ScaleIO cluster?

You need to install the SDC driver on the ESXi host, then map the volume to the SDC.

Re: how to connect VMWare to a windows ScaleIO cluster?

Please refer to the user guide / installation guide on how to install SDC on ESX and configure the module params using drv_cfg utility (to configure the GUID + MDM IPs).

Steps are:

esxcli software vib install -f -d <package full path>
then run:esxcli system module parameters set -m scini -p
"IoctlIniGuidStr=<GUID> IoctlMdmIPStr=<MDM_IPS>

validate the settings appears in the output of the following command:
cat /etc/vmware/esx.conf |grep scini

reboot the ESX

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JoWe
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Re: how to connect VMWare to a windows ScaleIO cluster?

Do I need the SVMs when I just want to use ESX as a SDC?

If not: What are the additional steps to "see" an SCIO datastore in ESX?

Many thanks in advance.