Bind an iSCSI adapter with a VMkernel adapter.


Create a virtual VMkernel adapter for each physical network adapter on your host. If you use multiple VMkernel adapters, set up the correct network policy.

Required privilege: Host.Configuration.Storage Partition Configuration


  1. Navigate to the host.
  2. Click the Configure tab.
  3. Under Storage, click Storage Adapters, and select the appropriate iSCSI adapter from the list.
  4. Click the Network Port Binding tab and click the Add icon.
  5. Select a VMkernel adapter to bind with the iSCSI adapter.
    Note: Make sure that the network policy for the VMkernel adapter is compliant with the binding requirements.
    You can bind the software iSCSI adapter to one or more VMkernel adapters. For a dependent hardware iSCSI adapter or the iSER adapter, only one VMkernel adapter associated with the correct physical NIC is available.
  6. Click OK.


The network connection appears on the list of VMkernel port bindings for the iSCSI adapter.