March 20

Windows: How to use the iSCSI Initiator the V7000

ISCSI on Windows 2008 Server

From the server you are wanting to use the iSCSI initiator
1. Go to Administrative Tools – iSCSI Initiator
2. If iSCSI has never ran on this server then you will receive a message that the service must be started. – Click Yes
The iSCSI Initiator Properties window will appear
3. Go to the Configuration tab. Here you will find the servers initiator name. This is the name you will add to the SAN host list.

Note – When connecting a server to an iSCSI SAN it is best to setup the SAN side immediately after starting the iSCSI initiator on the server.

4. Log into the V7000
5. Go to the Hosts Icon and select Hosts (If your server is not listed and setup as iSCSI, add it now.)
6. Click New Host
7. Select iSCSI Host
8. Type the Server name under Host Name
9. Type the iSCSI Initiator name of the server found from the steps above:
10. Click Add Port to List
11. Click Create Host
12. Click Close
Your new Host should appear in the Hosts Window
13. Right Click on the Host name – Click Modify Mappings
14. In the Unmapped Volumes window on the left side select the Volume that you are wanting to connect to.
15. Click on the Arrow point to the right Window
16. Click Map Volumes
17. Click Close

You should be finished working with the V7000

Back on the Windows server
18. Under the Targets tab – Enter the IP of the iSCSI device you are connecting to. Eg
19. Click Quick Connect
The full initiator name of the device should appear under discovered targets.
20. Click Done
21. Select the Volumes and Devices tab
22. Click Auto Configure
Your V7000 volume should show up as the drive letter it was previously assigned (If it does not show up at all, recheck you V7000 configuration particularly the Server intiator name that you entered into your host. This is typically were mistakes are made if manually types in due to it’s length.)
23.Click OK and you are finished

When connecting to a drive from another system or a newly created drive you will need to go into Disk Management to set it up

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Posted March 20, 2012 by Timothy Conrad in category "Windows

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