Set up target discovery addresses so that the iSCSI adapter can determine which storage resource on the network is available for access.
The ESXi system supports these discovery methods:
- Dynamic Discovery
- Also known as SendTargets discovery. Each time the initiator contacts a specified iSCSI server, the initiator sends the SendTargets request to the server. The server responds by supplying a list of available targets to the initiator. The names and IP addresses of these targets appear on the Static Discovery tab. If you remove a static target added by dynamic discovery, the target might be returned to the list the next time a rescan happens, the HBA is reset, or the host is rebooted.
- Static Discovery
- The initiator does not have to perform any discovery. The initiator has a list of targets it can contact and uses their IP addresses and target names to communicate with them.