A useful guide on how to configure OpenFiler iSCSI Storage for use with VMware ESX & vSphere. After successful installation of openfiler in virtualbox from this link (How to install openfiler in Virtualbox), let us show you how to configure the. This document describes the process of installing Openfiler using the default graphical installation interface. If you experience any problems with the graphical .

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On the disk setup screen, if you have any existing partitions on the system, please delete them.

At this point you simply need to click the Reboot button to finish the installer and boot into the installed Openfiler system. I did not really eval, yet. Specify a name for the volume, a description and select the amount of disk space from the partition to use.

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We created one Volume called ” vi-datastore ” of 20 Gig size. Search form Search this site.

Configure Openfiler for ESXi shared storage with NFS

Base machine running with any client operating system Windows 7, 8. You will need to provide the IP-address or server name for your Openfiler server. Network Configuration In this section you will configure network devices, system hostname and DNS parameters. The default file system type is uses here is XFS, you could also select ext4 or another type but since we are accessing the data via NFS it doesn’t really matter. Openfiler appliance deployed as VM in Vmware Workstation.


Once you are satisfied with your entries, click the OK button to create the partition. Please see full system confifure information here.

Thanks a loy Vladan. The content is copyright to VMWareInsight. Click on Create Sub-folder. Since the virtual machine was installed with a self signed certificate for HTTPS this is normal behavior and you can proceed anyway. Most important to watch out for here is to select the block-type here to be able to use it as an iSCSI-target disk. This is the hw Installation screen you will see. After confighre the target you will be warned that you must rescan the adapter to be able to see the devices that are available.

The first screen of the installer is depicted below.

How to configure Openfiler iSCSI Storage for VMware ESX ? | TekBloq

When the installation is finished you can reboot the virtual machine. You should now have a clean disk on which to create your partitions.


If you access the web based UI for the first time you will see a message that the certificate is un-trusted. Once you are satisfied with your entries, click the OK button to proceed. How to Configure Openfiler: Create Swap Partition Proceed by creating a swap partition.

You can learn how to manage the Openfiler system by browsing the opefiler guide online which can be found here. Next you must map a LUN to one of your volumes. Disk Partitioning Setup Next comes the disk partitioning. To install it in Graphical Mode press Enter or you can also install it using text mode by second option. Now we are done with configuration of block-level storage.

Click on Add Volume. Skip to main content. You are just few clicks away before it can be use in ESXi. Share this on Social Media.