Connecting to discovered targets

After you discover the iSCSI targets, you connect to a specific portal on a target.

The system supports only one iSCSI session between an initiator and a target. Ensure that you do not attempt to connect to the same target node more than once. Open the Targets tab of the iSCSI Initiator control panel. The list of discovered targets shows an entry for each discovered node.

To connect to a specific portal on a discovered target, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the node that you want to connect to from the list and click Log on... (click Connect on Windows Server 2008). You can select whether to restore the connection automatically at boot or to enable multipathing for the iSCSI target from the Connect to Target window.
  2. To connect to a specific portal on the target, such as to perform load balancing between the node Ethernet ports or to configure CHAP authentication, click Advanced... to access these settings.
  3. Click OK to change the status for the selected targets from Inactive to Connected.
  4. Select the node to disconnect from the list and click Log Off to stop the I/Os to the iSCSI disks. Use this option to log off from the iSCSI target.