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.

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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