You must enable your software iSCSI adapter so that your host can use it to access iSCSI storage.

Before enabling the software iSCSI adapter, set up networking for iSCSI.


If you boot from iSCSI using the software iSCSI adapter, the adapter is enabled and the network configuration is created automatically at the first boot. If you disable the adapter, it is re-enabled each time you boot the host.


Log in to the vSphere Client, and select a server from the inventory panel.


Click the Configuration tab and click Storage Adapters in the Hardware panel.

The list of available storage adapters appears.


Select the iSCSI initiator to configure and click Properties.


Click Configure.


To enable the initiator, select Enabled and click OK.

After you enable the initiator, the host assigns the default iSCSI name to it. You can change the default name if needed.