With Dynamic Discovery, each time the initiator contacts a specified iSCSI server, it sends the SendTargets request to the server. The server responds by supplying a list of available targets to the initiator.

When you set up Dynamic Discovery, you can only add a new iSCSI server. You cannot change the IP address, DNS name, or port number of an existing iSCSI server. To make changes, delete the existing server and add a new one.


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.


In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Dynamic Discovery tab.


To add an address for the SendTargets discovery, click Add.

The Add SendTargets Server dialog box appears.


Enter the IP address or DNS name of the storage system and click OK.

After your host establishes the SendTargets session with this system, any newly discovered targets appear in the Static Discovery list.


To delete a specific SendTargets server, select it and click Remove.

After you remove a SendTargets server, it might still appear in the Inheritance field as the parent of static targets. This entry indicates where the static targets were discovered and does not affect the functionality.

After configuring Dynamic Discovery for your iSCSI adapter, rescan the adapter.