An independent hardware iSCSI adapter is a specialized third-party adapter capable of accessing iSCSI storage over TCP/IP. This iSCSI adapter handles all iSCSI and network processing and management for your ESXi system.
When you connect the vSphere Client directly to a host, the setup and configuration process for the independent hardware iSCSI adapters involves these steps:
Check whether the adapter needs to be licensed.
See your vendor documentation.
Install the adapter.
For installation information and information on firmware updates, see vendor documentation.
Verity that the adapter is installed correctly.
Configure discovery information.
Configure CHAP parameters.
Enable Jumbo Frames.