CLI Config for NetApp+VMware and ESX-tr-3880.pdf - Technical Report CLI Configuration Processes for NetApp and VMware vSphere Storage Arrays Running

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Technical Report CLI Configuration Processes for NetApp and VMware vSphere Storage Arrays Running Data ONTAP and ESX/ESXi Server Larry Touchette, NetApp October 2010 | TR-3880
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2 CLI Configuration Processes for NetApp and VMware vSphere Storage Arrays Running Data ONTAP and ESX/ESXi Server TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................................... 4 2 CONFIGURING SSH ON ESX SERVERS AND NETAPP ARRAYS .................................................... 4 2.1 CONFIGURING SSH ON ESX SERVERS AND NETAPP ARRAYS .......................................................................... 4 2.2 FAS SYSTEM SSH CONFIGURATION ..................................................................................................................... 4 2.3 ESX SYSTEM SSH CONFIGURATION ..................................................................................................................... 5 3 MULTIMODE ETHERCHANNELS WITH TRADITIONAL ETHERNET SWITCHES ............................ 6 3.1 THE LAYERED MULTIMODE DESIGN ..................................................................................................................... 6 3.2 ADVANTAGES OF USING LAYERED MULTIMODE ETHERCHANNEL .................................................................. 6 3.3 DISADVANTAGES OF USING LAYERED MULTIMODE ETHERCHANNEL ............................................................ 6 4 CREATING AN ALIGNED VMDK WITH FDISK IN ESX ....................................................................... 7 5 MANUAL STORAGE CONFIGURATIONS FOR FC, FCOE, AND ISCSI ............................................ 8 5.1 VERIFY NETAPP HA MODE FOR FC CONFIGURATIONS ...................................................................................... 8 5.2 HOST BUS AND CONVERGED NETWORK ADAPTERS ......................................................................................... 8 5.3 LUN SIZING FOR VMFS DATASTORES .................................................................................................................. 9 5.4 CLUSTER SIZING CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING LUNS .................................................................................. 9 5.5 NETAPP IGROUPS (LUN MASKING) ....................................................................................................................... 9 5.6 FC, FCOE, AND ISCSI LUN PROVISIONING ............................................................................................................ 9 5.7 CONNECTING FC AND FCOE DATASTORES ....................................................................................................... 10 5.8 ENABLE ISCSI COMMUNICATIONS ...................................................................................................................... 11 5.9 CONNECTING TO ISCSI TARGETS ....................................................................................................................... 11 5.10 RESTRICTING ISCSI TARGETS TO PREFERRED INTERFACES ......................................................................... 12 6 VMWARE NATIVE MULTIPATHING ................................................................................................... 12 6.1 DEFAULT NMP SETTINGS ..................................................................................................................................... 12 6.2 ENABLING ALUA .................................................................................................................................................... 13 6.3 DEFAULT NMP SETTINGS WITH ALUA ENABLED .............................................................................................. 13 6.4 MANUALLY CONFIGURING THE ROUND ROBIN PSP ......................................................................................... 14 6.5 SETTING THE DEFAULT PSP FOR ALUA TO ROUND ROBIN ............................................................................. 14 6.6 MANUALLY SETTING THE PSP FOR A DATASTORE .......................................................................................... 14 6.7 MANUALLY SETTING THE PSP FOR A LUN ......................................................................................................... 14 7 MANUAL STORAGE CONFIGURATIONS FOR NFS ........................................................................ 15 7.1 INCREASING THE NUMBER OF NFS DATASTORES ........................................................................................... 15 7.2 FILE SYSTEM SECURITY ....................................................................................................................................... 15 7.3 ESX NFS TIMEOUT SETTINGS .............................................................................................................................. 16 7.4 NFS TCP WINDOW SIZE ........................................................................................................................................ 16 7.5 CONNECTING NFS DATASTORES ........................................................................................................................ 16
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3 CLI Configuration Processes for NetApp and VMware vSphere Storage Arrays Running Data ONTAP and ESX/ESXi Server 8 MANUALLY SETTING VOLUME AUTOGROW ................................................................................. 17 LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1) Storage side multimode VIFs. ....................................................................................................... 7
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