You create a VMkernel adapter to access the iSCSI array. You enabled the iSCSI software adapter in the previous task. You must connect the VMkernel, which runs services for iSCSI storage, to a physical network adapter.

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Select the host ESXi-A in the inventory.

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Click the Manage tab.

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Click Networking and click Virtual adapters.

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Click the Add host networking icon.

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Click VMkernel Network Adapter, and click Next.

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Click New standard switch and click Next.

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Click the Add adapters icon to assign an adapter to the Active Adapters group and click Next.

Designate a separate network adapter for iSCSI.

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In the Network label text box, type iSCSI Network.

A network label is a name that identifies to users the VMkernel adapter that you are creating.

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Select Use static IPv4 settings, type the port network settings, and click Next.

Example network settings are listed in Network Environment.

In a production environment, the iSCSI device might be on a separate subnet. In such a case, ensure that the IP settings for the VMkernel adapter are specific to that subnet, but leave the gateway value to its default setting.

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Review your settings and click Finish.

Bind the VMkernel adapter to the iSCSI adapter to enable transfer of data from the iSCSI device over the network.