Storage Configuration of ix-400D:
The ix-400D has dual network adapters which make it well suited to dedicate one of them to your “Production” home network and the other to the ESX Lab “NAS” network. From above we can see that one is VLAN 100 and the other is VLAN 120. Therefore we simply tag the physical ports in the switch and assign each port an IP address on the appropriate VLAN. You also need to enable iSCSI on the NAS as well as configure root access for NFS connections to work from ESXi. Once this is complete you will be able to add the VMKernel port for NAS/iSCSI access over the dedicated layer 2 link. I also chose not to enable CHAP and authentication since this setup is all private and separated. I chose to create a 250GB iSCSI volume as well as a NAS file share. The NAS share will require IP addresses of the VMkernel ports added to the security list.
Note: Port #1 is VLAN 100 and Port #2 is VLAN 120 for ESX NAS Access