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How do I create a virtual iSCSI san disk with VMware workstation?

In VMware Workstation: Edit Virtual Machine settings on the new VM, Add – Hard Disk, Create a new virtual disk, leave default SCSI and select the size of the disk. This will be used later as an exposed LUN from the iSCSI server and should be of proper size for your needs.

How do I add an iSCSI target in VMware?


  1. Navigate to the vSAN cluster.
  2. Click the Configure tab. Option. Description. vSphere Client. Under vSAN, click iSCSI Target Service. Click the iSCSI Targets tab. Click Add. The New iSCSI Target dialog box is displayed. If you leave the target IQN field blank, the IQN is generated automatically.
  3. Click OK.

Does VMware support iSCSI?

VMware supports iSCSI with both software initiator and hardware initiator implementations. The software initiator iSCSI plugs into the vSphere host storage stack as a device driver in just the same way as other SCSI and FC drivers.

How do I mount an iSCSI target?


  1. Start the Tivoli Storage Manager recovery agent.
  2. In the Choose mount destination dialog, select Mount an iSCSI target .
  3. Create a target name.
  4. Enter the iSCSI Initiator name that was recorded in Step 1 and click OK.
  5. Verify that the volume you just mounted is displayed in the Mounted Volumes field.

How do I create a virtual SAN storage in VMware workstation?

VMware Workstation 4.5

  1. Open the virtual machine settings editor (VM > Settings) and click Add.
  2. Click Hard Disk, then click Next.
  3. Select Create a New Virtual Disk, then click Next.
  4. Choose whether you want the virtual disk to be an IDE disk or a SCSI disk.
  5. Set the capacity for the new virtual disk.

How add iSCSI target Linux?

To create an iSCSI target from the targetcli shell, use the cd command to change to the /iscsi directory. Use the create command without any arguments to create an iSCSI target by using a default target name. By default, the target is identified by an “iqn” identifier.

How do I enable software iSCSI initiator in vmware?

Configure iSCSI software initiator

  1. Here are the instructions to enable a software iSCSI initiator on an ESXi host using vSphere Web Client:
  2. Select your ESXi host in the inventory and go to Manage > Storage.
  3. Click OK in the Add Software iSCSI Adapter window that opens:

How do I add iSCSI target to ESXi host?

Add iSCSI Targets on VMware ESXi Hosts. Step 1: Log in to the vSphere Web Client and select a host from the inventory panel. Go to the “Configure” tab and then the “Storage Adapters” tab. Click “+ Add Software Adapter” to add a new storage adapter.

How does iSCSI initiator connect to target?


  1. Open the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box:
  2. On the Discovery tab, click Discover Portal or Add Portal, and then enter the IP address of the iSCSI target port.
  3. On the Targets tab, select the target you discovered, and then click Log on or Connect.

How do I open an iSCSI target?

2. Create an iSCSI Target

  1. Open iSCSI Initiator in Windows under Control Panel > Administrative tools.
  2. Go to Discovery tab and click on Discover Portal.
  3. Enter the IP Address or the DNS Name of the Synology NAS, which is hosting the iSCSI Target, then click on OK.
  4. Go to Targets tab.
  5. Select the desired iSCSI target.

How to create a new iSCSI target in VSAN?

The New iSCSI Target dialog box is displayed. If you leave the target IQN field blank, the IQN is generated automatically. Enter a target alias. You also can edit the network, TCP port, and authentication method for this target. Under vSAN, click iSCSI Targets. In the vSAN iSCSI Targets section, click the Add a new iSCSI target icon.

How to define a Lun for an iSCSI target?

(Optional) To define the LUN for the target, click the Add your first LUN to the iSCSI target check box, and enter the size of the LUN. Click OK. Define a list of iSCSI initiators that can access this target.

Is there a size limit for ESXi 5?

I have a 5.5TB device, is there a limitation perhaps? Since you are using ESXi 5 (right?) there should be no size limit for your 5.5 TB LUN, however it could be really interesting if you could create something smaller, like a second LUN with just 10 GB or something, and see if that shows up correctly on the ESXi side. 05-29-2012 10:17 PM