2ESXi Console 1
3ESXi Console 2
4ESXi Console 3
5ESXi Console 4
6VMware Infrastructure Client
To install the VMware Infrastructure Client on a Windows PC, first download and install .NET 2.0 redistributable from www.microsoft.com. Then surf to your ESX server to download the client install package. Install it, accepting the defaults.
Because we want to separate out the virtual network traffic from the iSCSI traffic to the NAS, we need to add a second network. Add a VMKernel to add a TCPIP stack, then create a new virtual switch that utilizes the second network card. Select static or dynamic addressing as needed – static will be necessary if utilizing specific address filtering in OpenFiler.
Under the General tab, click Configure. Click Enabled, then OK, to start the service and create an iSCSI name. Under Dynamic Discovery, click Add then input the address of the OpenFiler server. Finally, under CHAP Authentication, enter the CHAP credentials created during OpenFiler setup (unless you skipped authentication security previously). After pressing Close, Rescan to find available storage LUNs.
To add files to the datastore for later use, right click on the item just created and select Browse Datastore. Using the Datastore Browser that appears, we can import or export files – operating system ISOs or existing virtual machines – to the datastore.