Step-By-Step Series: Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

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  • Post last modified:July 22, 2022

In This Article we are going to understand, how we can present an ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host.

For reference i have already create an ISCSI Target using the FreeNAS which i have explained in the below article:

In This article we are going to configure the ESXi Host so that we can see the Datastore on the ESXi Host.

For this Reference I have an ESXi Host with Two Storage Network 50.50.50.X and 60.60.60.X.

Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

My Target IP is configured as 50.50.50.100 and 60.60.60.100.

In order to make this change we will select the ESXi Host > Configure > Storage Adapters >VMHBA65 (ISCSI Software Adapter)

Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

  • Select Dynamic Discovery under ISCSI Properties and enter the IP Address of the Target.

Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

  • Do this for both the Target Address

  • If you have Multiple Network which are dedicated to Storage. You can go to Network Port Binding and select Add to add both the Storage network as below:

Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

  • Post this you can Select Rescan Adapter and perform a Rescan on the Storage Device.

Presenting ISCSI Storage to an ESXi Host

Now based on your Requirements you can go ahead and create a Datastore on Top.

Ashutosh Dixit

I am currently working as a Senior Technical Support Engineer with VMware Premier Services for Telco. Before this, I worked as a Technical Lead with Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support for Production and Premier Support. I am an expert in High-Availability, Deployments, and VMware Core technology along with Tanzu and Horizon.

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