Category: iSCSI

Microsoft Windows PowerShell – Configuring iSCSI Initiator Connections with Windows Server 2012 R2

You may modify the script below to automate the process of configuring an iSCSI Initiator with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system.


Windows Server 2012 R2 – iSCSI Initiator Configuration

You may use the following method to configure the iSCSI Initiator in Windows Server 2012 R2. 1. Click Start then select Administrative Tools. 2. Double click the iSCSI Initiator icon and in the Microsoft iSCSI dialog box click Yes. 3. On the Targets tab type the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the iSCSI Target (in…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Identify an iSCSI Initiator IQN

You may use the following method to identify an iSCSI Initiator IQN in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 from Windows PowerShell. After opening Windows PowerShell type the command iscsicli. In this example the iSCSI Initiator IQN is iqn.1991-05.com.microsoft:clus01a.root.sysadmin.net. Enjoy!


Windows Storage Server 2012 – Verify the iSCSI Initiator Sessions

You may use the following method to very which iSCSI Initiators are currently connected to an iSCSI Target in Windows Storage Server 2012. On the Server Manager navigate to File and Storage Services > iSCSI. Right click the iSCSI Target that you would like to verify under the iSCSI TARGETS section and select Properties. In this example the iSCSI…


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – Add and Configure the Multipath I/O Feature

You may use the following method to install and configure the Windows Server 2012 Multipath I/O role that may be used for a Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster. The steps below assume that an iSCSI target has already been properly configured. Additionally, below you will find the Internet Protocol (IP) information that will be used…


VMware ESXi 5 – iSCSI Configuration

You may use the following method to connect your VMware ESXi 5.x host to an iSCSI SAN. Please keep in mind that this post assumes you have configured the SAN to allow the VMware host access to the appropriate LUN(s). After logging into the vSphere Client navigate to Configuration > Networking then click Add Networking…. Under Connection Types…


Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 – Install iSCSI Target Role

You may use Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 as an iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN). To do so you must install the iSCSI Target feature. Below you will find a step-by-step guide to installing this feature. On the Server Manager > Dashboard page select Manage > Add Roles and Features. On the Before you begin page click Next >….


Microsoft Windows Server 2012 – iSCSI LUN Configuration

You may use the following method to add storage disks, from an iSCSI SAN, to a server running the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 operating system (OS). All of the configuration will be completed from the operating system so this post assumes that the iSCSI initiator service is running and has been properly configured. Additionally, this…