Storage

How to connect an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage target

Add the storage target to the ESXi configuration

The next step is to add the storage target to the ESXi configuration. In this example, the IP address is the storage target of the iSCSI SAN in my personal lab. Note the red box with port 3261 configured.

iSCSI by default runs on port 3260. My storage product is configured to run on 3261, which is why it is configured as shown.

Once this information is entered, the iSCSI initiator prompts to do a rescan operation. The rescan will detect any storage if already configured on the iSCSI SAN.

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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.

7 comments
ilya.shick
ilya.shick

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.

Laiq Ahmad
Laiq Ahmad

I need this topic in PDF format, can any body help?????

halloobablu
halloobablu

i need the pdf or ppt of this presentation. If any on have plz send it to me on my email address halloobablu@hotmail.com

bladesmadesimple
bladesmadesimple

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!

joeny_m
joeny_m

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.. ^_^