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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Chapter 4. Storage

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Implementing the iSCSI storage
  • Implementing FC and FCoE storages
  • Configuring Raw Device Mapping
  • Managing VMFS and NFS datastores
  • Configuring the storage profiles of a virtual machine

Introduction

Storage is one of the key components of a virtual environment. ESXi supports two types of storage, including local storage and network storage, such as Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet SCSI (iSCSI), and Network File System (NFS). The external shared storage is used to store virtual machine files remotely. These datastores are concurrently shared across multiple hosts. The ESXi host formats its attached storage with the Virtual Machine File System (VMFS ...

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