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  • 1.  ESXi not seeing lun on HP P4000 VSA

    Posted Aug 08, 2011 08:13 PM

    I'm working with an HP VSA.

    I'm unable to get the ESXi server to see the newly provisioned LUN.

    So far we done the following:

    Configure VSA, P4000 SAN units with static IP addresses.

    Import VSA ovf template.

    Configured iScsi initiator on ESXi server.

    On CMC:

    Added VSA

    added the 2 HP P4000 physical SAN units/arrays

    Create clusters servers, volumes.

    Assigned volume/luns to the server.

    Configured the server with the iScsi name from the ESXi software adapter.

    Created a VMKernel port on the ESXi server (virtual switch).

    Rescan for Datastores.

              Problem: The ESXi server is not seeing the volume/lun.

    Any ideas?



  • 2.  RE: ESXi not seeing lun on HP P4000 VSA

    Posted Aug 08, 2011 08:37 PM

    Welcome to the Community,

    Configured iScsi initiator on ESXi server.

    in addition to enable iSCSI, did you also specify the VSA's IP address as "Send Targets" in the "Dynamic Discovery" tab of the iSCSI adapters properties?

    André



  • 3.  RE: ESXi not seeing lun on HP P4000 VSA

    Posted Aug 08, 2011 08:55 PM

    Thanks for the suggestion...

    we tried configuring the VSA's IP address as "Send Targets

    and rescanned for data stores after but it is still an issue.



  • 4.  RE: ESXi not seeing lun on HP P4000 VSA

    Posted Aug 08, 2011 09:40 PM

    How did you configure the VMKernel port group for the iSCSI network? Did you configure an IP address in a dedicated IP subnet? Are you able to vmkping the VSA from the ESXi host's console?

    André



  • 5.  RE: ESXi not seeing lun on HP P4000 VSA

    Posted Aug 09, 2011 05:36 PM
    1. Make sure that the ESXi host can communicate with the VSA - test connectivity using ping.
    2. Make sure that the ESXi host was added to the Server list on the CMC.
      1. Make sure that you copied and pasted the initiator name correctly when you were adding the server.

    Here is a good blog post on the setup: http://jreypo.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/add-iscsi-volumes-from-hp-p4000-vsa-to-vmware-esxi4/