Enable the iSCSI initiator on the ESXi host
We now must enable the iSCSI initiator on the ESXi host. The iSCSI initiator is the software component that connects to the ESXi host to the storage processor running as an iSCSI target. The target owns the disk resource for ESXi and should be configured ahead of time. Individual LUNs for ESXi should be 2TB minus 512 bytes or smaller.
Enabling the iSCSI initiator is shown in this image by clicking each area in the orange boxes.
Once the OK button is selected, the iSCSI qualified name (IQN) number is generated as shown in the yellow box.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.
I'd recommand to start configure SAN after iSCSI's configure on VM host Allocated volume and etc. Then add VM host(s) on SAN to see if SAN can see it. Only after this done, return to VM host and add preconfigred SAN volumes Rerun and allocate space and etc.
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As a pre-sales technical person, this write up was extremely helpful in aiding me in setting up a virtual Data Center. Thank you for taking the time to put this together!
May i ask how valuable and how easy to adapt this connection an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage target. And whats the risk..? As a newbie Novice i want to learn momre of this.. Is there a step by step and definition about this thanks... Sorry if i ask cause i'm just a fresh graduate in I.T major in networking and trouble shooting thank you kindly.. ^_^