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[FreeNAS] Is it possible to add iscsi to existing setups.

Discussion in 'NAS Systems and Networked Home and SMB Software' started by LegenardaryStoner, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. LegenardaryStoner

    LegenardaryStoner New Member

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    Howdy,

    I have been searching around here and there and can not seam to find a good answer to my question. Currently I have a freenas setup. 10 x 3tb wd red drives. I allocated all the drives to one setup. What I would like to do is add some iscsi shares or storage and use it with my vmware esxi 6.0 server. From what I am seeing I need to have an extra disk to setup iscsi. Is this the only way. Am I not able to use some of my free space from y current storage setup.

    I am not sure I am using the correct terminology as FreeNAS is still new to me when it comes to configuring for performance and administration. I recently moved to a 10gb network and am building a new vmware server. I would like to best utilize this new bandwidth and abilities to maximize the benefits. Will this be possible with out loosing the 14tb I have on the setup?

    Any advice or suggestions are welcome. If you need more info please let me know and Ill be happy to provide it.
     
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  2. ttabbal

    ttabbal Active Member

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    You don't need to dedicate drives to iscsi. It uses a zvol which is just a ZFS filesystem that you share out as a block device with iscsi and similar.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I am not sure if i have a zvol or not. I have several datasets i think is what they are called.
     
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