The vSphere hosts also use IP-based storage as a remote storage. VCLI provides powerful command-line tools to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot IP storage. Two namespaces are provided by VMware—
esxcli iscsi and
vicfg-iscsi—to perform the different configuration of iSCSI storage and vSphere hosts.
The vSphere hosts use two different processes to discover iSCSI targets: dynamic discovery and static discovery. In the dynamic discovery process, all targets are discovered by the iSCSI target name and the IP address or a hostname. In the static discovery process, you need to configure a hostname or IP address and an iSCSI target name manually. iSCSI target names are similar to UUID to identify iSCSI targets. It could ...