Openfiler configuration 2.3 for VMware vSphere (Lab) Training @ VEPSUN Technology


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Openfiler configuration 2.3 for VMware vSphere (Lab) Training @ VEPSUN Technology

  1. 1. How to Install & Configure Openfiler O/S as ISCSI Storage box Requirements : 1) Virtual Machine or Physical machine 2) 1 Harddisk for Openfiler operating system 3) Additional 1 or 2 harddisks for ISCSI storage 4) Openfiler 2.3 Software Creating Virtual Machine for openfiler 1) Right click on ESX Server/ Workstation and Select New VM 2) Select Typical 3) Provide Name for the VM
  2. 2. 4) Select Datastore for VM 5) Select operating System as Linux and Version as Redhat enterprise Linux 5
  3. 3. 6) Select the size of Harddisk for openfiler 7) Review summary and click on Finish
  4. 4. 8) Edit VM Settings 9) Select CD/DVD Drive and select the appropriate option and click on OK Installation of Openfiler Operating system 1) Power on VM and boot from CD or Openfiler ISO Image
  5. 5. 2) Open filer installation screen appears and press Enter Key 3) It prompts a dialog box to verify CD, choose appropriate option 4) Click on Next Button
  6. 6. 5) Select Autopartion for harddisk 6) It prompts dialog box Select Yes 7) Select appropriate option and click on Next
  7. 7. 8) Verify partitions and click on Next 9) Edit the Network device configuration and assign IP Address 10) Enter the openfiler hostname 11) Enter Default gateway and DNS settings
  8. 8. 12) Select the appropriate time zone 13) Provide Password for root useraccount
  9. 9. 14) Click on Next 15) After installation of OS click on reboot
  10. 10. Adding Harddisks to VM for ISCSI Storage purpose 1) Select Openfiler VM 2) Click on Edit Settings 3) Add 1 or 2 harddisks with the required capacity Configuring Openfiler Application 1) Make sure openfiler is on 2) Open Internet Explorer on any of the client or on your PC 3) Type https://<IPAddress of openfiler server >: 446
  11. 11. 4) Enter username : openfiler and password : password Identifying & Configuring Block devices (Additional Harddisks) 5) Click on Volumes and click on Block devices ( Right Side)
  12. 12. 6) It displays List of harddisks 7) Click on the non configured disk (/dev/sdb) 8) Scroll down and Select partition type as Physical volume and click on Create 9) Create Physical volume for All harddisks also. Configuring Volume groups & Volumes 10) Click on volumes - Volume groups 11) Enter Volume group Name & Select Harddisks 12) Click on Add Volume group 13) Click on Volumes – Add Volume
  13. 13. 14) Scroll down 15) Enter Volume Name and required space 16) Select Filesystem/Volume type as iSCSI 17) Click on Create 18) ISCSI volume is created Configuring Network Settings 19) Click on System Tab 20) Scroll down to Network Access Configuration 21) Enter the Name 22) Specify the Network ID or ESX Host Service console and ESX Vmkernal IP addresses 23) Click on Update
  14. 14. Configure ISCSI Target Device 1) Click on Services 2) Enable ISCSI Target Server 3) Click on volumes and click on ISCSI Targets 4) Add ISCSI target
  15. 15. 5) Click on LUN Mapping & Select blockio , Click on Map 6) Click on Network ACL & Select Network and Select Allow and update