iSCSI configuration for Windows overview

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This content describes how to quickly set up the iSCSI service on a storage virtual machine (SVM), provision a LUN, and make the LUN available using an iSCSI initiator on a Windows host computer.

This content is based on the following assumptions:

  • You want to use best practices, not explore every available option.

  • You do not want to read a lot of conceptual background.

  • You want to use the Classic System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and earlier releases, not the ONTAP System Manager UI for ONTAP 9.7 and later.

  • You are using the Microsoft iSCSI software initiator on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012.

  • Your network uses IPv4 addressing.

  • You want to assign addresses to logical interfaces using any of the following methods:

    • Automatically, from a subnet you define

    • Manually, using an address selected from an existing subnet

    • Manually, using an address that will be added to an existing subnet

  • You are not configuring iSCSI SAN boot.

If these assumptions are not correct for your situation, you should see the following resources: