Review examples about how to bind multiple ports that you created for physical NICs to the software iSCSI adapter or multiple dependent hardware iSCSI adapters.

This example shows how to connect the iSCSI ports vmk1 and vmk2 to the software iSCSI adapter vmhba33.

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Connect vmk1 to vmhba33: esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk1 -d vmhba33.

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Connect vmk2 to vmhba33: esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk2 -d vmhba33.

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Verify vmhba33 configuration: esxcli swiscsi nic list -d vmhba33.

Both vmk1 and vmk2 should be listed.

If you display the Paths view for the vmhba33 adapter through the vSphere Client, you see that the adapter uses two paths to access the same target. The runtime names of the paths are vmhba33:C1:T1:L0 and vmhba33:C2:T1:L0. C1 and C2 in this example indicate the two network adapters that are used for multipathing.

This example shows how to connect the iSCSI ports vmk1 and vmk2 to corresponding hardware iSCSI adapters vmhba33 and vmhba34.

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Connect vmk1 to vmhba33: esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk1 -d vmhba33.

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Connect vmk2 to vmhba34: esxcli swiscsi nic add -n vmk2 -d vmhba34.

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Verify vmhba33 configuration: esxcli swiscsi nic list -d vmhba33.

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Verify vmhba34 configuration: esxcli swiscsi nic list -d vmhba34.