With dynamic discovery, each time the initiator contacts a specified iSCSI storage system, it sends the SendTargets request to the system. The iSCSI system responds by supplying a list of available targets to the initiator. In addition to the dynamic discovery method, you can use static discovery and manually enter information for the targets.

When you set up static or dynamic discovery, you can only add new iSCSI targets. You cannot change any parameters of an existing target. To make changes, remove the existing target and add a new one.


Required privilege: Host.Configuration.Storage Partition Configuration


  1. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Click Storage Adapters and select the iSCSI adapter to configure from the list.
  4. Under Adapter Details, click the Targets tab.
  5. Configure the discovery method.
    Option Description
    Dynamic Discovery
    1. Click Dynamic Discovery and click Add.
    2. Type the IP address or DNS name of the storage system and click OK.
    3. Rescan the iSCSI adapter.

    After establishing the SendTargets session with the iSCSI system, you host populates the Static Discovery list with all newly discovered targets.

    Static Discovery
    1. Click Static Discovery and click Add.
    2. Enter the target’s information and click OK
    3. Rescan the iSCSI adapter.