Buffalo LinkStation Mini as an iSCSI target for VMware ESXi
I own a Buffalo LinkStation Mini that does nothing now that the Synology DS409slim owns my files. Because the LS Mini has two 500GB disks, I thought it might do a nice iSCSI target for my ESXi. The thing is: the stock firmware doesn’t offer iSCSI feature. This is how I turned my LinkStation Mini into a iSCSI target for VMware, using Debian 6.
Providing a Nexenta iSCSI target to a Windows Server 2008 initiator
Last time, I had a look at storing stuff on Nexenta using VMware ESXi and iSCSI . This time, I’m gonna try the same thing but Windows Server 2008 as the iSCSI client, aka initiator. Should this matter, the Windows Server is 2008R2 SP1, 64-bit, Standard Edition.
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.