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How to create iSCSI Target Server in Windows Server – Part 1

If you are using the VMware LAB at home then you can use the windows server as the iSCSI Storage. Once you create & configure storage in windows server you can easily use it with your VMware lab. So to know on how create & configure the iSCSI Storage in Windows server check out below post.

This post is bit long so i will be creating two parts of it.

So in the First Part we will see How to make new additional HDD to online state & make it available for use as iSCSI Target. Let’s check out Step by Step.

Creating & Configuring ISCSi Target Server in Windows Server 2012 R2:-

Step 1:
Logon to your Windows Server.Open the Server Manager.
Choose the option from right pane: “File and Storage Services”.


Step 2:

Choose Third option “Disks”
You will see your available disks listed.
Choose the Added HDD & Right Click &  Choose Bring Online to make it online.


Step 3:

Now you can see in the status that disk is online now.
Right click & choose New Volume.


Step 4:
Now you will get New Volume Wizard.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 5:
Make sure your server is listed & you will see the disk Capacity & Free size.
Click Next to continue.


Step 6:
You can choose here Volume Size how much you want to allocate.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 7:

Choose the Drive Letter & other addition settings.
Click Next to proceed.


Step 8:
You can provide the Volume Label Here.
Click Next to continue.


Step 9:
You will get summary about the configuration.
Check all the configurations.
Click Create Button.


Step 10:
Here you can see the Status of the Tasks running.
After all the Task completed click Close the Wizard.


That’s it now we have successfully added the HDD & formatted it to use it for iSCSI.
Checkout Our Posts on How to Configure iSCSI Target Server :-


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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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