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You are preparing the ESXi hosts in a vSphere environment for iSCSI storage. You are provided a single standard virtual switch with two vmkernel ports and two physical NICs attached. You need to attach iSCSI storage to the host using the software iSCSI adapter, but you first need to configure the virtual network. You want the solution to allow for storage multipathing.
- Configure two vmkernel ports on a specific ESXi host following VMware best practices to support the iSCSI software adapter.
- Configure an iSCSI software adapter to bind to the vmkernel ports per VMware best practices.
- ESXi host: host-01.lab.local
- vSwitch: vSwitch2
- vmkernel ports: iSCSI-1, iSCSI-2
- Physical NICs: vminc2 and vmnic3
Objective: 1.3 Configure and Manage Complex Multipathing and PSA Plug-ins
- Scenario 10-3
- Chapter 3 - Configuring Software iSCSI Port Binding
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- Use the vSphere Client to configure one vmkernel port such that the vmnic2 is active and the vmnic3 is unused.
- Configure the other vmkernel port such that the vmnic3 is active and vmnic2 is unused.
- Navigate to the Configuration tab > Storage Adapters.
- Open the properties page of the iSCSI software adapter.
- Ensure that the iSCSI software adapter is enabled.
- On the Network Binding tab, use the Add button to bind the adapter to each of the two vmkernel ports.
- Click OK.