How To Configure iSCSI Initiator on Windows Server
In our previous guide, we got to install and configure iSCSI Target in Windows Server 2019. As you most likely are aware, the target will be useless unless if initiators exploit them. We are thus going to configure an initiator to connect to the ready target.
Stage 1: Open Server Manager
Stage 2: Click on Tools and pick “iSCSI Initiator”
A little spring up window will come up. Snap-on “Yes” to iSCSI service run as a matter of course and continue to “iSCSI Initiator Properties” wizard that results.
Stage 3: Key in the IP Address of Target Server
iSCSI Initiator Properties window opens up as shown below:
Key in IP Address of iSCSI Target Server and snap on “Quick Connect”
Stage 4: iSCSI Target Discovered
When you clicked on “Quick Connect”, your target, though inactive, should be discovered as shown below. Click on “Done“.
Stage 5: Highlight found objective and associate
Snap-on the discovered target and snap on “Connect”.
Stage 6: Click Advanced to set propelled settings
On the advanced settings window, you have four alternatives you can use for authentications as can be seen on the window. We are going to use CHAP in this guide. Check the CHAP box at that point input your username and password that we set in the target earlier then press enter key.
Stage 7: Click on “Ok” after the previous step
After you hit enter, the familiar “Connect to Target “ spring up results as shown below. Simply click on “Ok”
Stage 8: Connect to the Target
After stage 7, the status should change to connected as shown below.
Stage 9: Configuring the Connected disk in disk manager
Open the disk manager to confirm and configure the new connected device in the event that it exists. Right-click windows start symbol and select “Disk Management”.
Stage 10: Make Disk come on online
Once the disk management is up, you will see that the added device is disconnected and in obscure states. To change this, right-click where you see the mark of the circle and pick “online” alternative as shown below.
Stage 11: Initialize Disk
Stage 10 makes the disk come online yet at the same time stays in an uninitialized state. To introduce, right-click on it as in the past and new things will show up. Select the main alternative that is “Initialize Disk”.
You should end up with something like beneath. You will see that the plate is still unallocated. It is currently evident what we need to do. What’s more, that is to make a new simple volume.
Stage 12: Create a new simple volume.
Right-click on the unallocated space and choose “New Simple Volume”. That ought to raise “New Simple Volume Wizard”.
Stage 13: Follow the Wizard to the end
After the Wizard begins, it is easy to follow as far as possible as represented in the screen captures below.
The disk is finally “Online” and Healthy with a disk letter as shown below.
Step 13: Confirm the Disk is available from the file manager
We have successfully managed to connect our iSCSI initiator to the iSCSI Target.