Use the vCLI command to remove an iSCSI session between an iSCSI adapter and a target.

About this task

In the procedure, --server=server_name specifies the target server. The specified target server prompts you for a user name and password. Other connection options, such as a configuration file or session file, are supported. For a list of connection options, see Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces.


Install vCLI or deploy the vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) virtual machine. See Getting Started with vSphere Command-Line Interfaces. For troubleshooting, run esxcli commands in the ESXi Shell.


To remove a session, run the following command:

esxcli --server=server_name iscsi session remove

The command takes these options:




The iSCSI adapter name, for example, vmhba34. This option is required.


The ISID of a session to remove. You can find it by listing all session.


The iSCSI target name, for example, iqn.X.

What to do next

Rescan the iSCSI adapter.