When setting up your EqualLogic storage systems to work in an ESXi implementation, you must address certain specific issues.

Follow these requirements:

Multipathing. No special setup is needed because EqualLogic storage systems support storage-processor failover that is transparent to iSCSI. Multiple iSCSI HBAs or NICs can connect to the same target or LUN on the storage side. EqualLogic provides a multipathing extension module that can be installed on ESXi to provide additional capabilities.

For information about the custom multipathing configuration packages, contact Dell EqualLogic.

Creating iSCSI LUNs. From the EqualLogic web portal, right-click Volumes, and then select Create Volume.

Enable ARP redirection for ESXi hardware iSCSI HBAs.

EqualLogic storage systems impose a maximum limit of 1024 iSCSI connections per storage pool and 2048 connections per storage group.

For more information about configuring and using EqualLogic storage systems, see the vendor’s documentation.