Configure connections for the traffic between the software or dependent hardware iSCSI adapters and the physical network adapters.

The following tasks discuss the iSCSI network configuration with a vSphere standard switch.

If you use a vSphere distributed switch with multiple uplink ports, for port binding, create a separate distributed port group per each physical NIC. Then set the team policy so that each distributed port group has only one active uplink port. For detailed information on vSphere distributed switches, see the vSphere Networking documentation.


You must connect the VMkernel, which runs services for iSCSI storage, to a physical network adapter.


Use this task if you have two or more physical network adapters for iSCSI and you want to connect all of your NICs to a single vSphere standard switch. In this task, you add NICs and VMkernel adapters to an existing vSphere standard switch.


If you use a single vSphere standard switch to connect VMkernel to multiple network adapters, change the port group policy, so that it is compatible with the iSCSI network requirements.


Bind an iSCSI adapter with a VMkernel adapter.