The software iSCSI adapter configuration workflow includes these steps.

1

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

2

You can change the default iSCSI name and alias assigned to your iSCSI adapters. For the for independent hardware iSCSI adapters, you can also change the default IP settings.

3

Configure connections for the traffic between the software or dependent hardware iSCSI adapters and the physical network adapters.

4

With dynamic discovery, each time the initiator contacts a specified iSCSI storage system, it sends the SendTargets request to the system. The iSCSI system responds by supplying a list of available targets to the initiator. In addition to the dynamic discovery method, you can use static discovery and manually enter information for the targets.

If required, configure CHAP parameters and jumbo frames.