Use the vCLI to add an iSCSI session for a target you specify or to duplicate an existing session. By duplicating sessions, you increase the default number of sessions and create additional paths to storage systems.

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.

Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting , run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.

To add or duplicate an iSCSI session, run the followign command:

esxcli --server=server_name iscsi session add

The command takes these options:

Option

Description

-A|--adapter=str

The iSCSI adapter name, for example, vmhba34. This option is required.

-s|--isid=str

The ISID of a session to duplicate. You can find it by listing all session.

-n|--name=str

The iSCSI target name, for example, iqn.X.

Rescan the iSCSI adapter.