W2K8 R2 – Adding an iSCSI Disk

W2K8 R2 – Adding an iSCSI Disk

This article provides the steps to add an iSCSI Disk to a Windows 2008 R2 server.

To add an iSCSI Disk or Disks to a Windows 2008 R2 server perform the following steps :-

  • Logon to the server and open the iSCSI Initiator
  • If prompted to start the Microsoft iSCSI service click on Yes
  • Enter the IP address of your iSCSI Target Server and click on Quick Connect
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  • You should now see the iSCSI Targets) listed in the Discovered Targetsbox
  • click on Done
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  • Go to the Volumes and Devices tab and click on Auto Configure
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  • You will now see all the iSCSI volumes available shown in the Volume List
  • Open the Server Manager and expand the Storage branch
  • Click on Disk Management
  • The iSCSI Disks should now be listed and showing as offline
  • Bring each of the required iSCSI Disks online in turn and initialise them
  • Format each of the required iSCSI Disks as a Simple Volume in turn
  • Assign the desired Drive Letters to each of the disks and format asNTFS

The iSCSI Disks should now be visible to the server and persistent on a reboot.