Method used to configure the iSCSI initiator in Windows

You can configure the iSCSI initiator in Windows as follows:
Perform basic iSCSI configurations as follows:
1. Check whether the Microsoft iSCSI service has been started. If the iSCSI service has not been started, set the service to automatically start.
2. Open the iSCSI initiator configuration tool. Choose Start > Control Panel and double-click the iSCSI Initiator icon.
3. (Optional) Change the initiator name. On the General tab page, click Change... and modify Initiator node name. The node name must be unique.
Note: When the service is running properly, do not modify the node name. Otherwise, services will be interrupted.
4. Add targets. Under Target Portal of the Discovery tab page, click Add. In the Add Target Portal dialog box that is displayed, configure Target IP and the port number. The port number of iSCSI is 3260 by default.
5. On the Targets tab page, click Refresh. You can see all targets. Select all targets in the inactive status and click Logon. Select the first item.
6. On the Computer Management page, choose Storage > Disk management. You can view the LUNs on the disk array.
Configure Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) as follows:
1. On the disk array, configure the CHAP name and password of the initiator.
2. In the Log On to Target dialog box, click Advanced... and configure the CHAP user name and password.

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