HP StorageWorks (formerly LeftHand) SAN/iQ systems support ESXi iSCSI connections from a software initiator and hardware initiator.
When configuring SAN/iQ, enable automatic volume resignaturing for SAN/iQ storage devices to allow access to SAN/iQ snapshots and remote copies.
For more information on configuring HP StorageWorks storage for VMware vSphere, see the vendor documentation related to VMware.
Basic configuration steps include several tasks.
- Install SAN/iQ storage nodes.
- Create SAN/iQ management groups and clusters.
- Create volumes.
- Assign volumes to authentication groups and volume lists.
- Enable ARP redirection on hardware iSCSI HBAs.
As a best practice, configure virtual IP load balancing in SAN/iQ for all ESXi authentication groups.