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.


  • Verify whether the adapter must be licensed.
  • Install the adapter.

For information about licensing, installation, and firmware updates, see vendor documentation.

What to do next

If necessary, configure CHAP parameters and jumbo frames.