View a dependent hardware iSCSI adapter to verify that it is correctly loaded.

If the dependent hardware adapter does not appear on the list of storage adapters, check whether it needs to be licensed. See your vendor documentation.


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

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.
    If it is installed, the dependent hardware iSCSI adapter appears on the list of storage adapters under such category as, for example, Broadcom iSCSI Adapter.
  3. Select the adapter to view and click Properties.
    The iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box opens. It displays the default details for the adapter, including the iSCSI name, iSCSI alias, and the status.
  4. (Optional) To change the default iSCSI name, click Configure.

What to do next

Although the dependent iSCSI adapter is enabled by default, to make it functional, you must set up networking for the iSCSI traffic and bind the adapter to the appropriate VMkernel iSCSI port. You then configure discovery addresses and CHAP parameters.