Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

Setting up iSCSI to work with ESX is usually a pretty straight forward affair. But like with many things, change can be hard. But sometimes things get moved to different subnets or storage gets replaced. To configure a vSphere client to connect, select a virtual machine and then click on it and click on the Configuration tab. From there, click onĀ Storage Adapters using the Hardware panel.

From the Hardware Panel, click on anĀ initiator and then click on Properties and then click on Configure. Then provide the new name or IP. Make sure that the name is unique and then if needed provide an iSCSI alias. Then change the IP settings if needed and click on save. New iSCSI sessions can be used immediately whereas old sessions will require you to logout and then log back in.

June 13th, 2012

Posted In: Network Infrastructure, VMware

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A symbolic link is *not* an alias. A symlink (symbolic link) is in the filesystem so all of the layers of the OS can use symlinks. This includes Carbon, Cocoa, Java, and BSD apps. Alias files are Finder-specific concept. Aliases are not used by the rest of the system. Only the Finder deals with aliases.

At the Finder level, aliases and symlinks are similar, but symlinks are far more versatile and used in pretty much every flavor of *nix.

August 17th, 2005

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server

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