You can use the Create Virtual Disk Wizard to create an iSCSI virtual disk and enable iSCSI target access. The virtual disk is created as a file residing on an NTFS volume. As with any other file, the file system determines where to place the file on the physical disk. This offers flexible provisioning, snapshots that persist after restarting the iSCSI target server, and compatibility with replication software. When creating the virtual disk, specify the following:

As an alternative to creating a new virtual disk, you can use the Import Virtual Disk Wizard to import a previously created virtual disk. For more information, see Importing a Virtual Disk.

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 a virtual disk for an iSCSI target
  1. In Microsoft iSCSI Software Target, in the console tree, click Devices, right-click Devices, and then click Create Virtual Disk.

  2. Follow the steps in the Create Virtual Disk 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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