Setup LAB: 05 Configuring the iSCSI Target

In the previous post, I had installed the iSCSI Target service and create the volume using File and Storage Service. In this post, let’s configure the iSCSI Target Service. To begin with, open Server Manager, expand File and Storage Service and select  iSCSI. Select New iSCSI Virtual Disk from the Tasks sub-menu to start the wizard.


Select the location for iSCSI virtual disk and provide a Name for the iSCSI virtual disk along with the Description. Specify the Size of the disk and select the Disk Type. Select New iSCSI Target, specify the iSCSI Target Name, add the Servers which need to access these drives.


On the Enable Authentication page, select the type of authentication and proceed towards the confirmation page to create the iSCSI disk.


Connecting to the iSCSI disk using iSCSI Initiator

Now that I have created the disk using iSCSI Target, let’s connect to the disk using iSCSI Initiator software from the servers Node01 and Node02. To begin with, open Server Manager in Node01 and select iSCSI Initiator from the Tools menu.


As shown in the above screenshot, the disk is available on the server Node01. Open Computer Management, expand Storage and select Disk Management. Now we can see the newly added disk on the server. Follow the above steps on Node02, to connect the disk. Once the disk is connected, it will appear in the Computer Management.



As the disk configuration is completed, in the next part we’ll start with Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster setup.

Happy Learning Smile !!!


About Sudeepta Ganguly

A SQL Server User... Still Learning
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One Response to Setup LAB: 05 Configuring the iSCSI Target

  1. Pingback: Setup LAB: 06 Installing Windows Failover Cluster to setup AlwaysOn | SQL…. Still Learning

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