Microsoft iSCSI Software Target includes the Create iSCSI Target Wizard, which you use to create an iSCSI target and specify the iSCSI initiator to which it is to be available. When creating an iSCSI target, you specify a name and optional description for the target, as well as one or more identifiers for the iSCSI initiator that is to have access to the iSCSI target. For each identifier, specify one or more of the following:
- iSCSI qualified name (IQN)
A world-wide unique name that each iSCSI initiator and iSCSI target must have. The IQN for an iSCSI initiator is available in Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator or other iSCSI initiator. Typically the IQN is used by the iSCSI target to identify the iSCSI initiator.
For more information about IQNs, see the Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator 2.x Users Guide, which you can download from the Files in This Download section of the Microsoft Storage Technologies - iSCSI Web site.
A single IQN is typically used as the identifier, but you can specify more than one IQN identifier, as well as other identifiers to be used for each iSCSI initiator.
Note You should only have one identifier per iSCSI initiator.
- DNS name
The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the iSCSI initiator.
- IP address
The IPv4 or IPv6 address of the iSCSI initiator.
- MAC address
The media access control (MAC) address of the iSCSI initiator. Each network adapter on the iSCSI initiator has a unique MAC address. When using the MAC address, format the number with dashes that separate the number pairs (such as xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx).
When you use the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target in a failover cluster, you will assign each target to a specific resource group. The resource groups are created in Failover Cluster Management prior to creating the targets. The clustering environment must be configured before creating the iSCSI target for the resource group. For more information about setting up clustering, see Configuring iSCSI Storage for High Availability.
Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.
In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, click iSCSI Targets.
Expand Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, right-click iSCSI Targets, and then click Create iSCSI Target.
Follow the steps in the Create iSCSI Target Wizard.
- You must be a member of the local
Administrators group to perform these tasks.
- To open iSCSI Software Target, click
Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click
Microsoft iSCSI Software Target.
- Another way to open iSCSI Software Target is
to click Start, click Run, and then type