Log On to iSCSI Targets

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

You can log on to iSCSI targets using Storage Manager for SANs. This starts a logon session only between the server that is running Storage Manager for SANs and the selected target. Each server that requires access to the logical unit numbers (LUNs) that are assigned to a target must start a separate logon session with that target.


If you have not yet configured iSCSI security for initiators and targets, you will not be able to log on to a target. For more information about iSCSI security, see Manage iSCSI Security.


You can also start a logon session between a server in your storage area network (SAN) and a target, using the local iSCSI initiator interface, if available (this depends on the iSCSI initiator software that is installed on that server).

To log on to iSCSI targets

  1. In LUN Management, click Log On to iSCSI Targets.

  2. In the Log On to iSCSI Targets dialog box, select the target that you want to establish a logon session with, and click Log On.

  3. In the Log On to Target dialog box, select the type of Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) authentication to use for the logon session:

    • Log on using one-way CHAP authentication

    • Log on using mutual CHAP authentication

  4. To establish the logon session, click OK.

See Also


Manage iSCSI Security