Providing a Nexenta iSCSI target to an ESXi initiator
Here’s the deal: create a ZFS volume on the Nexenta server, share it as iSCSI and attach it using the software iSCSI initiator from ESXi 5.
Moving VM on ESXi without VMotion or Storage VMotion
One of the missing feature in the free version of ESXi 5 is the ability to move Virtual Machines between Datastores (Storage vMotion) and/or ESXi servers (vMotion). There is, however, a way to move a Virtual Machine from one hypervisor to another or to use another storage space ; at the cost of VM outage duration. Here’s a brief review of what can be done and how regarding Virtual Machine instances and storage migration.