You have activated the iSCSI software adapter, configured networking, and bound the storage adapter to the VMkernel network adapter. The iSCSI device is now accessible from the host ESXi-A and you can create a new datastore on the iSCSI device.

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Navigate to the My Datacenter object in the inventory.

You created a new datacenter with the default name in Add an ESXi Host to the vCenter Server Inventory by Using the vSphere Web Client.

2

On the Getting Started tab, click Add a datastore.

3

Type iSCSI Datastore and click Next.

4

Click VMFS and click Next.

VMFS datastores can store virtual machine files.

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Select your host and the iSCSI device to use for your datastore, and click Next.

6

Click VMFS 5 and click Next.

7

Select Use all available partitions and click Next.

This option dedicates the entire disk to a single VMFS datastore. All file systems and data currently stored on this device are destroyed.

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In the Ready to Complete page, review the datastore configuration information and click Finish.

You created a new datastore. In a production environment, you can use the vSphere Web Client to enable Jumbo Frames for each vSphere standard switch and VMkernel adapter designated for iSCSI traffic. See vSphere Storage.