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Michael Pietrzak

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So I followed everyones advice here and my department purchased a new Dell 730 that I have configured 6+ TB in RAID 10.

I installed the necessary roles and configured my first LUN for 1.5 TB. I got the initiator software setup on another server and was able to connect to the new iSCSI storage.

Anyways, I was poking around and can't for the life of me find where to assign an IP address to the iSCSI target? I have a multiple nics on this server and was going to use a separate NIC for each target. Is this not possible?

Did I screw something up in the setup phase? I don't recall a prompt for assigning an IP.

I thought for sure I could do this because I thought it was a best practice and even my open source iSCSI software can do.

What am I missing?

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Have you looked at this?
http://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2012/03/create-a-windows-server-8-iscsi-target-server/


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Yes. I read that walkthrough and several others like it. Sadly, I have not found anything on how to statically assign an IP address to a target.

This is something that I can do with my StarWind iSCSI software.

Do I need to create a target storage portal?
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In the walk through, on step 7 of the iSCSI target you can pick an IP address as the target.

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Please correct me if I'm wrong but that is the selection screen for the initiator, not the target.

In that drop down window, you can also choose DNS name.
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Sorry got busy.

Maybe I misunderstood.
You wish to have different disks on different network cards?

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Bingo! Yes. MS really doesn't make it easy to figure out.

Not sure why because I thought it was a best practice to give each iSCSI LUN it's own network interface.

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Well, I guess what I am looking to do cannot be done.

In the management interface, if I right click on the server and choose "iSCSI Target Settings", there is an option for "Specify the network address to be used for iSCSI storage requests".

I guess the best I can do is have only a dedicated interface for the iSCSI targets versus being able to assign an interface per target.

Not sure if it can be done with powershell cmdlets as I am an extreme novice with PS.

On the initiator dialog window, when you choose to "Connect", then "Advanced", there are options for "Local Adapter", "Initiator IP" and "Target Portal IP".

That's about it. I can't understand why MS wouldn't want you to assign each target to a specific IP? I don't know enough about the iSCSI protocol so perhaps I am overthinking it. Just seems that with the four NICs I have on this server, I should be able to assign each one to a target. Oh well.
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