How to connect an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage target

Formatting the LUN on the host

A summary is presented, so the host can proceed with the format of the LUN on the host. Once the Finish button is presented, the LUN is ready to hold virtual machines or CD-ROM .ISO files for virtual machine installations.

This can be scripted or automated through host profiles, but I find that in lab situations I repetitively build ESXi hosts and their associated storage resources manually.

How do you provision iSCSI storage, especially in lab situations? Share your comments below.

About Rick Vanover

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.

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