What is iSCSI target storage provider?

· iSCSI Target VDS hardware provider: Enables you to manage iSCSI virtual disks using older applications that require a Virtual Disk Service (VDS) hardware provider, such as the Diskraid command.

How do I set up an iSCSI target?

Install and Configure iSCSI Target on Windows Server 2019

  1. Step 1: Open Server Manager.
  2. Step 2: Role-Based or Feature-based installation.
  3. Step 3: Choose Server.
  4. Step 4: Select Server Roles.
  5. Step 5: Add Features.
  6. Step 6: Confirm Selections.
  7. Step 7: Configure iSCSI Target Folder.
  8. Step 8: Choose the folder we created.

How do I use iSCSI on Windows?

Connect the iSCSI target on Windows

  1. Launch the iSCSI initiator at Control Panel > Tools.
  2. On the iSCSI Initiator Properties page, click Discovery.
  3. Enter the IP address of the NAS and then click OK.
  4. Click Targets and then select the available iSCSI targets that you want to connect.
  5. Click Connect.
  6. Click OK.

What’s Microsoft iSCSI?

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator is a tool that connects external iSCSI-based storage to host computers with an Ethernet network adapter. The iSCSI Initiator is used in Windows Server 2008 R2 and in Windows Server 2012.

What is an iSCSI LUN?

An iSCSI LUN is a logical unit of storage. In SoftNAS Cloud®, the basic storage LUN is a volume that is accessed as a block device. The block device volumes have a mount point in the Linux /dev/zvol filesystem because they are disk block devices.

What is Microsoft iSCSI service?

The Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service (MSiSCSI) manages iSCSI sessions from a computer to remote iSCSI target devices. If this service is stopped, the computer cannot log on or access iSCSI targets. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it fail to start.