This topic describes how to connect to and use iSCSI volumes from the Windows operating system.

Prerequisites

  • You have created an iSCSI volume. For more information, see Create an iSCSI volume.
  • You have started the Microsoft iSCSI initiator service in the Windows operating system.Enable the Microsoft iSCSI initiator service

Procedure

  1. Log on to the Windows operating system on the local host.
  2. Find and start the iSCSI Initiator.
  3. Set up an iSCSI portal.
    1. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Discovery tab, and then click Discover Portal.
      Click Discover Portal
    2. In the Discover Target Portal dialog box that appears, enter the IP address of the block gateway, and click OK.
      • 10.0.0.0 is the IP address of the block gateway. You can choose About > Network information to obtain the IP address.
      • 3260 is the connection port. Do not change the port.
      Discover the target portal
  4. Connect to the iSCSI volume.
    1. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Target tab and then click Connect.
      Click Connect
    2. In the Connect to Target dialog box that appears, select the target iSCSI volume and the Add this connection to the list of Favorite Targets check box.
      Connect to the iSCSI volume
    3. Optional. In the Connect to Target dialog box, click Advanced and configure CHAP settings.
      Note If you enabled CHAP when you created the iSCSI volume, you need to configure CHAP settings in the Advanced Settings dialog box before you can use the iSCSI volume.
      In the Advanced Settings dialog box, select the Enable CHAP log on check box and enter the Name and Target secret.
      • In the Name field, enter the CHAP username that you set when you created the iSCSI volume.
      • In the Target secret field, enter the CHAP password that you set when you created the iSCSI volume.
      CHAP authentication
    4. In the Connect to Target dialog box, click OK.
    5. Verify that the connection is established.

      If the status of the iSCSI volume is Connected, it indicates that the connection has been established.

      Connected
  5. Open the Computer Management tool and choose Disk Management > Rescan Disks to discover the newly added disk.

    After the connection is established, you can use the iSCSI volume from your local computer.

    Verify the connection