Bind an iSCSI adapter with a VMkernel adapter.


Launch the vSphere Client and log in to a vCenter Server system.

Create a virtual VMkernel adapter for each physical network adapter on your host. If you use multiple VMkernel adapters, set up the correct network policy.

Required privilege: Host.Configuration.Storage Partition Configuration


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client, and select a host from the inventory panel.
  2. Click the Configuration tab, and click Storage Adapters in the Hardware panel.
    The list of available storage adapters appears.
  3. Select the software or dependent iSCSI adapter to configure and click Properties.
  4. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Network Configuration tab.
  5. Click Add and select a VMkernel adapter to bind with the iSCSI adapter.
    You can bind the software iSCSI adapter to one or more VMkernel adapters. For a dependent hardware iSCSI adapter, only one VMkernel interface associated with the correct physical NIC is available.
  6. Click OK.
    The network connection appears on the list of VMkernel port bindings for the iSCSI adapter.
  7. Verify that the network policy for the connection is compliant with the binding requirements.