The advanced iSCSI settings control such parameters as header and data digest, ARP redirection, delayed ACK, and so on. Generally, you do not need to change these settings because your ESX/ESXi host works with the assigned predefined values.


Do not make any changes to the advanced iSCSI settings unless you are working with the VMware support team or otherwise have thorough information about the values to provide for the settings.

Required privilege: Host.Configuration.Storage Partition Configuration


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


Click Configuration tab and click Storage Adapters.


Select the iSCSI initiator to configure and click Properties.


To configure advanced parameters at the initiator level, on the General tab, click Advanced. Proceed to Step 6.


Configure advanced parameters at the target level.

At the target level, advanced parpameters can be configured only for software iSCSI.


Select either the Dynamic Discovery tab or Static Discovery tab.


From the list of available targets, select a target to configure and click Settings > Advanced.


Enter any required values for the advanced parameters you want to modify and click OK to save your changes.