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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Adding the software iSCSI adapter

The software iSCSI adapter is not created by default. It has to be manually created and enabled. In this recipe, we will learn how to enable the software iSCSI adapter. There can only be one software iSCSI adapter per ESXi server.

Getting ready

The software iSCSI adapter will use the VMkernel network stack to establish sessions with the iSCSI targets. Hence, by default it will use the management network's VMkernel interface (vmk0). It is recommended that you create a different VMkernel interface for iSCSI or NFS. This will become essential when the management network is in a different subnet than the IP Storage network. For instructions on how to create a VMkernel interface, read the recipes Creating a VMkernel ...

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