How to use iSCSI initiator to add storage?

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Bill Artemik, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Bill Artemik

    Bill Artemik Guest

    We currently installed a NAS (using OpenFiler) to our LAN. It supports being
    an iSCSI server. As a proof of concept exercise we now need to add a LUN to
    one of our Windows 2003 Servers.

    I have installed the iSCSI initiator from Microsoft on the server but how do
    I attach storage using iSCSI to the server so it can be used? I've never
    done this before...
    Bill Artemik, Apr 27, 2009
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  2. In general, you connect the web interface or management console provided by
    NetAPP and create a disk or LUN on the SAN. Present the LUN to the Windows
    server based on a unique identifier such IQN, IP etc. You can retrieve the
    IQN name as it's listed in the MSFT iSCSI initiator. Now that the LUN is
    presented to this machine via IQN, you need to tell Windows to point to the
    NAS device. In the iSCSI initiator, click on the targets/portals tab and
    add the static IP or DNS name of the filer. One the next tab you should
    see a disk listed as inactive. At this point, you can use the iSCSI
    initiator to logon, click the box to restore connections on reboot.

    Now you should see the disk like any other in disk management.

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Dave Guenthner [MSFT], Apr 28, 2009
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