How to use Openfiler (storage management appliance) with VMware ESXI 5.5

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Openfiler is a network storage operating system which has the excellent integration capabilities for virtualization environment. To configure Openfiler in you VMware environment you can follow the below steps:

  • Create a new VM in your esxi host
  • In the configuration window select typical
  • Enter the name of this new VM and click next
  • Select the storage destination of your VM and click next
  • From Guest operating system list select Linux, Version – Other Linux 64-bit and click next
  • Accept the default network configuration and click next
  • For test purpose select the disk size to 20 GB and click next
  • Check Edit virtual machine settings before configuration and click Continue
  • Assign memory to 1GB
  • Click on CD/DVD drive, select Datastore ISO file and click on Browse, select the ISO
  • From the device status check Connect at power…

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