Connect a iSCSI volume to a server

Connect to a Physical server

Connect to a Virtual server

iSCSI disk connections to virtual servers are handled by the VMware virtualization Host.

To connect an iSCSI volume to a virtual server:

  1. Log in to the vSphere client for the aprropriate virtual server.
  2. Select the Host entry at the top of the guest list on the left.
  3. Choose the 'Configuration' tab,
  4. Select 'Storage Adapters' from the 'Hardware list' at the left side of the 'Configuration' tab screen.
  5. Select the 'iSCSI Software Adapter', right-click and choose 'Rescan'.
  6. The new volume should be at the bottom of the list on the lower part of the 'Configuration' tab screen. As long as the 'Operational State' is listed as “Mounted” the addition was successful.
  7. Select the desired server from the guest list on the left.
  8. Choose the 'Summary' tab.
  9. Choose 'Edit Settings', a Virtual Machine Properties dialog will open, stay on the 'Hardware' tab click the 'Add' button.
  10. From the 'Device Type' list choose 'Hard Disk' and click Next.
  11. At 'Select a Disk' choose 'Raw Device Mappings', click Next.
  12. At 'Select and Configure a Raw LUN' choose the correct entry from the 'Raw LUN' list, click Next.
  13. At 'Select a Datastore choose 'Store with Virtual Machine', click Next.
  14. At 'Select Compatibility Mode' choose 'Physical', click Next.
  15. At 'Advanced Options' leave the defaults and click next.
  16. Click 'Finish' to complete and 'OK' to finish the process.

The disk should now be available to the server as a useable disk. You can now log on the the server and configure the new volume as you would a new physical hard drive.

Last modified:: 2016/03/19 16:03