You will bind the iSCSI software adapter with the VMkernel adapter that you created. Your host can connect to the iSCSI storage device over an IP network by using standard network adapters.

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Select the host ESX-A in the inventory.

2

Click the Manage tab, and click Storage.

3

Select the iSCSI software adapter.

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Click the Network Port Binding tab, and click Add.

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Select the adapter named iSCSI Network and click OK.

6

Click Targets.

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Click Dynamic Discovery, and click Add.

Each time the initiator contacts a specified iSCSI server, the server responds by supplying a list of available targets to the initiator. The names and IP addresses of these targets appear on the Static Discovery tab. If you remove a static target added by dynamic discovery, the target might be returned to the list the next time a rescan occurs, the HBA is reset, or the host is restarted.

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In the iSCSI Server text box, type 198.162.0.100.

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In the Port text box, type 3260.

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Click the Rescan storage adapter icon.

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Click the Devices tab to verify that the iSCSI device is visible.

The iSCSI storage device is visible from your ESXi host and ready to use. Verify that you can store virtual machine files on the iSCSI device.