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Completing the iSCSI configuration worksheet

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You require network addresses and storage configuration information to perform iSCSI configuration tasks.

Target network addresses

The storage virtual machine (SVM) is the iSCSI target.

You require a subnet with two IP addresses for iSCSI data LIFs for each node in the cluster. There should be two separate networks for high availability. The specific IP addresses are assigned by ONTAP when you create the LIFs as part of creating the SVM.

If possible, separate iSCSI traffic on separate physical networks or on VLANs.

The figure shows four nodes

Subnet for LIFs:

Node or LIF with port to switch IP address Network mask Gateway VLAN ID Home port

Node 1 / LIF to switch 1

Node 2 / LIF to switch 1

Node 3 / LIF to switch 1

Node 4 / LIF to switch 1

Node 1 / LIF to switch 2

Node 2 / LIF to switch 2

Node 3 / LIF to switch 2

Node 4 / LIF to switch 2

Storage configuration

If the aggregate and SVM are already created, record their names here; otherwise, you can create them as required:

Node to own LUN

Aggregate name

SVM name

LUN information

LUN size

LUN name (optional)

LUN description (optional)

SVM information

If you are not using an existing SVM, you require the following information to create a new one:

SVM name

SVM IPspace

Aggregate for SVM root volume

SVM user name (optional)

SVM password (optional)

SVM management LIF (optional)


IP address:

Network mask:


Home node:

Home port: