I have a test setup (HP Microserver) with just a single disk at the moment and have ESXi 5.0 bare-metal installed on a USB flash drive and a FreeNAS 8 VM created as a 2GB install, but now I'm at a loss...
In my mind what I want to do is to share the remaining 200GB of the disk flexibly between ESXi for virtual machines and Network shares (Windows/Linux). Would this be iSCSI storage? and how would I go about this? I've seen that there are many tutorials on setting up iSCSi, but I'm not really sure whether I am way off-target with the concept in what I think I want to achieve?
I'm a relative newbie to VMware and have been reading about iSCSI targets, intiators etc.
Finally, how does this scale when I add several more disks and want to create a ZFS RAID set? Do I start from scratch?
I appreciate any input/insight you can provide.