Wednesday, 30 October 2013

NetApp Clustered ONTAP 8.2, iSCSI, and MPIO with Server 2012: Part 4/5

In this 5 part series, we:
Part 1: Configure iSCSI on Clustered Data ONTAP
Part 2: Set up Windows Server 2012 with iSCSI and MPIO, NetApp Host Utilities, NetApp DSM for MPIO
Part 3: How to install NetApp SnapDrive for Windows 7.0
Part 4: Use NetApp SnapDrive for Windows to create a disk and attach via iSCSI
Part 5: Use the NetApp Data ONTAP DSM to manage paths and modify MPIO path policies

Part 4: How to Use NetApp SnapDrive for Windows 7.0 to Create a Disk and Attach via iSCSI

4.1) Open the SnapDrive Management Console (Start> Run> Snapdrive.msc)
4.2) Select the server

Image: SDW 7.0 Management Console with a server selected

4.3) Select ‘Transport Protocol Settings’ in the ‘Actions’ pane

Image: SDW 7.0 server object ‘Actions’ pane

4.4) In the ‘Transport Protocol Settings’ window click on ‘Add’
4.5) Enter the details for the Vserver created in Part 1

Image: SDW 7.0 Add Storage System

4.6) Then click ‘OK’ to close the ‘Transport Protocol Settings’ Window

Image: SDW 7.0 Transport Protocol Settings with a Clustered ONTAP 8.2 Vserver

4.7) Expand the server and click on ‘iSCSI Management’
4.8) Click on ‘Establish Session’ in the ‘Actions’ pane

Image: SDW 7.0 iSCSI Management and Establish Session

4.9) iSCSI Session Wizard

4.9.1) Welcome to the Create iSCSI Session Wizard
Click ‘Next >’

4.9.2) Provide Storage System Identification
Enter the Vservers Management IP Address
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 iSCSI Session Wizard - Provide Storage System Identification

4.9.3) Provide iSCSI HBA
Select the first initiator portal IP Address
Select the first target portal IP Address
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Specifying Initiators and Targets

4.9.4) Completing the iSCSI session Wizard
Click ‘Finish’
You have successfully established an iSCSI session.
Click ‘OK’

4.10) Repeat 4.9 for the second initiator IP, and second target portal IP!

Image: SDW 7.0 - iSCSI Target List showing two sessions

4.11) Click on ‘Disks’
4.12) Click on ‘Create Disk’ in the ‘Actions’ pane

Image: SDW 7.0 > Disks > Actions: Create Disk

4.13) Create Disk Wizard

4.13.1) Welcome to the Create Disk Wizard
Click ‘Next >’

4.13.2) Provide a Storage System Name, LUN Path and Name
Enter the Vserver’s management IP Address
Expeand the storage system and select the volume (vol1) we created in part 1
Give the LUN a name
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Create Disk Wizard - Enter Vserver Management IP, Volume, and LUN information

4.13.3) Select a LUN Type
Select ‘Dedicated’
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Create Disk Wizard - Dedicated or Shared?

4.13.4) Select LUN Properties
Provide details as required or accept defaults
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Create Disk Wizard - Select LUN Properties

4.13.5) Important Properties of the Storage System Volume
Click ‘Next >’

4.13.6) Select Initiators
Select the Windows 2012 Server’s Microsoft iSCSI Initiator
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Create Disk Wizard - Select Initiators

4.13.7) Select Initiator Group Management
Select ‘Automatic’
Click ‘Next >’

Image: SDW 7.0 Create Disk Wizard - Select igroup management - Automatic or Manual?

4.13.8) Completing the Create Disk Wizard
Click ‘Finish’

4.14) The new disk is available and ready for use!

Image: SDW 7.0 provisioned LUN (T:), attached via iSCSI to Windows Server 2012

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