Creating an iSCSI Target

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:

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.

To create an iSCSI target
  1. In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, click iSCSI Targets.

  2. Expand Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, right-click iSCSI Targets, and then click Create iSCSI Target.

  3. Follow the steps in the Create iSCSI Target Wizard.

Additional considerations

  • 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 iscsitarget.msc.

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