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Using a NAS as a vSphere datastore [closed]

I have an IBM server x3850 M2. It has SAS drives that are too small for all of my Virtual Machines. I also have an entry level Netgear ReadyNAS unit. Can I use this as a datastore, and what kind of ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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what is acceptable datastore latency on VMware ESXi host?

Looking at our performance figures on our existing VMware ESXi 4.1 host at the Datastore/Real-time performance data Write Latency Avg 14 ms Max 41 ms Read Latency Avg 4.5 ms Max 12 ms People ...
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Synology NAS performance as main disk for ESXi 5 [closed]

I'm planning on buying a Synology NAS, one of the + models. I'm wondering what the performance would be like if I use it as the main disk for my ESXi 5 server. I mainly run Debian and run web and ...
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1answer
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Running vmdk files from NAS with ESXi 5.1

I have a ESXi 5.1 Server and a 12TB Thecus n4200eco(~5.5TB in RAID6). I want to be able to run the virtual machines from the NAS instead of the server because the server has no RAID and I don't trust ...
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NAS4Free disk encryption and ZFS error

I have installed a NAS4Free on a VM, and as recommended, I installed it on a 1GB virtual disk, and assigned another disk 500GB to this VM for file storage. I have created the disk, encrypted it, ...
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Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
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Use NAS or Virtualized Server to Serve Files

We are planning to set up 3 VMware nodes and move our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. I haven't decided which NAS to get yet, but I know I need to get one that supports iSCSI ...
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VMWare ESXi 5 - how to move a datastore from local drives to a NFS or iSCSI share?

I currently have a couple vmware esxi servers with a data store using the server's local hard drives. I am going to set up a NAS server that will support NFS or iSCSI. I would like to mount that on ...
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DAS or NAS for VMware?

I am going to be implmenting a VMware vSphere 4 setup in our company. At first I had the plans of using a Netgear ReadyNAS business applicance for VM storage via iSCSI. But as I was looking around for ...
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1answer
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Would FreeNAS with RAID-6/10/50 work well with VMWare ESXi?

I am considering expanding my single ESXi server set-up with a SAN and another ESXi server, because I am planning to update the Windows Server 2003 virtual machines to Windows Server 2008. The servers ...
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How to set up FCoE target under Ubuntu?

We have: Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS installed MegaRAID controller with 2 virtual RAID10 drives. 2x 10GbE dual port adapters (Supermicro AOC-STGN-I2S aka Intel 82599) We need to make those Megaraid drives ...
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2answers
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How to share a disk to ESX from Windows to ESXi using FCoE?

I have Windows7 and I need to share it's disks to neighbouring ESXi server. I want to use FCoE. How to? Reason for using FCoE: Which storage protocol to use for ESX storage? EDIT: The NICs are ...
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2answers
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How to add Synology NFS share to ESXi?

I have created an nfs share on a synology NAS. I want to add the share to an ESXi host, but without success. Configuration of the nfs share: I inserted the IP of the ESXi host, allowed read/write ...
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1answer
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How to use more than 10 block level iSCSI volumes on Synology DSM 2.3 for ESXi

We have a Synology NAS RS810RP+ running DSM 2.3-1161 and there are several block level iSCSI devices configured. Each of the devices is used as iSCSI harddrive for a different ESXi VM. (Every VM has ...
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2answers
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Synology NAS as iSCSI target for VMWare ESXi

The Synology NAS 810+ is 'certified as compatible with VMware vSphere 4' - but we are planning to go with a cheaper Synology rack NAs. What do we loose (except performance and size) if we want use ...
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2answers
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Configuring a NAS on ESXi Ver 4

I finally got ESXi working on my server, and multiple virtual machines... but now, of course I need more storage space. From what I am reading I am able to attach a NAS device? They seem to be much ...
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6answers
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ESXi NAS configuration

My client's setup is as follows. Two Dell Poweredge servers, running ESXi, with 3 virtual machine spread across them. Each has about 2TB of space in SAS disk, which host the virtual machines. These ...