How to connect an ESXi host to an iSCSI storage target

ESXi with only local storage

The first step is to have a virtual storage product configured with a LUN ready to go via iSCSI. Once that is ready, the ESXi host can be configured to add storage. This image shows an ESXi host only with local storage, designated as "datastore1."

By 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.