QNAP with vsphere 6.5

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Rene72
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QNAP with vsphere 6.5

Postby Rene72 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:58 pm

Hi,

I am a little confused what to use/need to work with vsphere and qnap.

I have connected 3 iscsi luns to my vpshere box. I see that my qnap is vaai supported.

Do I need to install a qnap nas plugin (.vib) when yes whats the latest I only did find some post mention it but not the download link

I did install the QNAPvSpherePlugin, nothing happens ?!! Then I found QNAPvSpherePlugin_2_1_041 install nothing happens ?!
I found this what should be a plugin for webinterface QVWCPlugin_2.1.133 it installs but at the screen when you can fill in vcenter server + account both the fqdn and ip address fail cannot register it.

Did install QNAP_Snapshot_Agent_1_3_052 and it installs but at vcenter settings it does fail to connect.

Who has got the tools above working and on which vsphere server version.

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storageman
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Re: QNAP with vsphere 6.5

Postby storageman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm

I would raise a ticket. Once again documentation sparse on the ground.
https://www.qnap.com/en/utilities/enterprise

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Re: QNAP with vsphere 6.5

Postby clueless1 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:24 pm

I'm interested in knowing what is the advantage of ESXI to the NAS over iSCSI vs. NFS shares. In my VMWare farm all ESXI hosts are connected via 10gbit over a dedicated switch to the NAS using NFS and I'm very happy with that.
Beside that, I would open a ticket, too. That sounds like a broken plugin.


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