Connect-IscsiTarget

Establishes a connection between the local iSCSI initiator and an iSCSI target device.

Syntax

Connect-IscsiTarget
       [-AsJob]
       [-AuthenticationType <String>]
       [-ChapSecret <String>]
       [-ChapUsername <String>]
       [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
       [-InitiatorInstanceName <String>]
       [-InitiatorPortalAddress <String>]
       -InputObject <CimInstance[]>
       [-IsDataDigest <Boolean>]
       [-IsHeaderDigest <Boolean>]
       [-IsMultipathEnabled <Boolean>]
       [-ReportToPnP <Boolean>]
       [-TargetPortalAddress <String>]
       [-TargetPortalPortNumber <UInt16>]
       [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
       [<CommonParameters>]
Connect-IscsiTarget
       [-AsJob]
       [-AuthenticationType <String>]
       [-ChapSecret <String>]
       [-ChapUsername <String>]
       [-CimSession <CimSession[]>]
       [-InitiatorInstanceName <String>]
       [-InitiatorPortalAddress <String>]
       [-IsDataDigest <Boolean>]
       [-IsHeaderDigest <Boolean>]
       [-IsMultipathEnabled <Boolean>]
       [-IsPersistent <Boolean>]
       -NodeAddress <String>
       [-ReportToPnP <Boolean>]
       [-TargetPortalAddress <String>]
       [-TargetPortalPortNumber <UInt16>]
       [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]
       [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Connect-IscsiTarget cmdlet initiates a connection to the specified iSCSI target device.

Examples

Example 1: Disconnect and connect to an iSCSI target

The first command gets iSCSI targets by using the **Get-IscsiTarget** cmdlet.The second command gets iSCSI targets, and then stores them in the $Target variable. The third command disconnects the iSCSI target identified by its **NodeAddress** by using the **Disconnect-IscsiTarget** cmdlet. The final command connections the iSCSI target identified by its **NodeAddress**. 
PS C:\> Get-IscsiTarget
IsConnected NodeAddress 
----------- ----------- 
True iqn.1991-05.com.contoso:testiscsi-deepcore-target 
PS C:\> $Target = Get-IscsiTarget
PS C:\> Disconnect-IscsiTarget -NodeAddress $Target.NodeAddress
Confirm 
Are you sure you want to perform this action? 
Performing operation '' on Target ''. 
[Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [N] No  [L] No to All  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): **Y**
PS C:\> Connect-IscsiTarget -NodeAddress $Target.NodeAddress
AuthenticationType      : NONE 
InitiatorInstanceName   : ROOT\ISCSIPRT\0000_0 
InitiatorNodeAddress    : iqn.1991-05.com.contoso:deepcore.contoso.com 
InitiatorPortalAddress  : 
InitiatorSideIdentifier : 400001370000 
IsConnected             : True 
IsDataDigest            : False 
IsDiscovered            : True 
IsHeaderDigest          : False 
IsMultipathEnabled      : False 
IsPersistent            : True 
NumberOfConnections     : 1 
SessionIdentifier       : fffffa800d008430-400001370000000b 
TargetNodeAddress       : iqn.1991-05.com.contoso:testiscsi-deepcore-target 
TargetSideIdentifier    : 0100

This example connects an iSCSI target, collects information about the target, and stores it in a variable, disconnects, and then connects using this cmdlet.

Required Parameters

-InputObject

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.

Type:CimInstance[]
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
-NodeAddress

Specifies the IQN of the discovered target.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete.

The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet.

For more information about Windows PowerShell background jobs, see about_Jobs.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-AuthenticationType

Specifies the type of authentication to use when logging into the target. The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • None
  • OneWayCHAP
  • MutualCHAP

The default value is None.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ChapSecret

Specifies the CHAP secret to use when establishing a connection authenticated by using CHAP.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ChapUsername

Specifies the user name to use when establishing a connection authenticated by using Mutual CHAP.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-CimSession

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.

Type:CimSession[]
Aliases:Session
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InitiatorInstanceName

Specifies the name of the initiator instance that the iSCSI initiator service uses to send SendTargets requests to the target portal. If no instance name is specified, the iSCSI initiator service chooses the initiator instance.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InitiatorPortalAddress

Specifies the IP address or DNS name that is associated with the portal.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IsDataDigest

Indicates whether this cmdlet enables data digest when the initiator logs into the target portal. If you do not specify this parameter, the digest setting is determined by the initiator kernel mode driver.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IsHeaderDigest

Indicates whether this cmdlet enables header digest when the initiator logs into the target portal. If you do not specify this parameter, the digest setting is determined by the initiator kernel mode driver.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IsMultipathEnabled

Indicates whether the initiator has enabled Multipath I/O (MPIO) and uses it when logging into the target portal.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-IsPersistent

Indicates whether the session is to be automatically connected after each restart.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ReportToPnP

Indicates whether the operation is reported to PNP.

Type:Boolean
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TargetPortalAddress

Specifies the IP address or DNS name of the target portal.

Type:String
Aliases:TA
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-TargetPortalPortNumber

Specifies the TCP/IP port number for the target portal. By default, the port number is 3260.

Type:UInt16
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-ThrottleLimit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.

Type:Int32
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

Outputs

Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.Ciminstance#MSFT_IscsiSession

The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.