Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ubuntu/Linux VMFS3 (vmfs-tools)

I have been working on an iSCSI device. I wanted to mount the volumes for making backups of the machines using rsync to another machine. I needed to load the VMFS3 tools (vmfs-tools) to mount the drive to make this work. Here is what I installed.

NOTE: This command will run on Ubuntu 9.10 and higher
apt-get install vmfs-tools
Once you install the vmfs-tool then you can create a folder in "/mnt/nas" and the assuming that there is a drive located at "/dev/sdb1"

Now you can mount the drive with this command
vmfs-fuse /dev/sdb1 /mnt/nas
You will need to change the fstab so it will mount on boot as well. Check my other blog posting for that and the iSCSI information. [I will update this soon with the fstab commands]


Found some more information online for VMFS tools. Not sure how to use these command once installed. I recommend upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 or higher.
apt-get install open-vm-source
apt-get install open-vm-tools

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