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Feb 28 2010   5:59PM GMT

Using iSCSI in a VMware sandbox



Posted by: Raj Perumal
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HCL
SAN
Storage
VMWare
whitebox

Hi folks! So for those of you trying to figure out how to study and prepare for those VMware certifications, and those of you who want to do test scenarios on VMware what do you do for storage?

Well I hope the last two posts covered that off! You see it’s quite easy to use the free versions of VMware in conjunction with the iSCSI options I mentioned in the last two posts. Then you can use the combination of the two to build a great sandbox environment. Also as I have mentioned in the past, you can use the VMware whitebox HCL to build your own home computer that is compatible with VMware from workstation parts.

This saves you tons of money on having to buy a real server or a tier 1 SAN solution. Once you have this all setup you’re good to go! Also if you want to test out the higher end of features all you would really have to do is purchase the Essentials version of VMware and you can play with vCenter!

By having this sandbox environment you will be able to simulate a lot of scenarios and gain a true working knowledge of the VMware product. What are you waiting for, give it a go!

-RP

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