You can change the default iSCSI name and alias assigned to your iSCSI adapters. For the independent hardware iSCSI adapters, you can also change the default IP settings.

About this task

Important:

When you modify any default properties for your iSCSI adapters, make sure to use correct formats for their names and IP addresses.

Prerequisites

Required privilege: Host > Configuration > Storage Partition Configuration

Procedure

  1. Browse to the host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Adapters, and select the adapter (vmhba#) to configure.
  4. Under Adapter Details, click the Properties tab, and click Edit in the General panel.
  5. (Optional) : Modify the following general properties.

    Option

    Description

    iSCSI Name

    Unique name formed according to iSCSI standards that identifies the iSCSI adapter. If you change the name, make sure that the name you enter is worldwide unique and properly formatted. Otherwise, certain storage devices might not recognize the iSCSI adapter.

    iSCSI Alias

    A friendly name you use instead of the iSCSI name.

Results

If you change the iSCSI name, it is used for new iSCSI sessions. For existing sessions, the new settings are not used until you log out and log in again.