I pulled some aging WDRed drives out of my Qnap before they caused me any trouble. With the pile of drives just sitting there I decided to use them for backups and testing, non important things. I got a LSI Sata/SAS 9260-8i and made a raid6 with 8 drives.
I knew that Windows Server could create an iscsi target, so I build a physical system with win2022 and created the iscsi target and 6TB Lun. so why not.
i7-3770, 32gb RAMddr3, 2.5-ssd-boot
I copied over several VMs offline and….
All was well, until I tried to use it.
My home learning Vmware lab just hates it. Vmware never officially disconnects, but something just stopped communicating.
Any online VMs hosted on this target just lock up and the esxi hosts get weird about it.
I did diskperf -y on Windows to watch the disk activity in task manager and I see the volume humming along at 109MB/s (1 gig network during vMotion) and then it just drops. Interestingly, windows explorer file copy never has any problems. I can copy up 1tb without any issues.
At this point, I just want to build a reliable host, Linux is fine.
Maybe MSFT iscsi isn’t compatible with esxi 6.7 ?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.