Creating iSCSI aliases

An iSCSI alias is a user-friendly identifier that you assign to an iSCSI target device (in this case, the storage system) to make it easier to identify the target device in user interfaces. You can use System Manager to create an iSCSI alias.

About this task

An iSCSI alias is a string of 1 to 128 printable characters, and must not include spaces.


  1. Click the SVMs tab.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click Manage.
  3. Click the SVM Settings tab.
  4. In the Protocols pane, click iSCSI.
  5. In the Service tab of the iSCSI window, click Edit.
  6. In the Edit iSCSI Service Configuration dialog box, enter an iSCSI alias in the Target Alias field, and then click OK.