Create an iSCSI Target

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

Targets are created in order to manage the connections between the iSCSI storage subsystems in your storage area network (SAN) and the servers that need to access them. You assign logical unit numbers (LUNs) to a target, and all servers that log on to that target will have access to the LUNs assigned to it.


In most cases, you can create and manage targets yourself. However, some iSCSI storage subsystems only support simple target configurations, where targets are automatically created when you create a LUN. With simple target configurations, you also cannot delete a target or manually assign LUNs to it. LUNs are automatically assigned when they are created. For this type of subsystem, you just need to identify the server or cluster that will access the LUN, and the iSCSI subsystem will enable access from that server or cluster to the LUN.

After iSCSI targets have been created, you must configure the iSCSI security settings for each of them. For more information about iSCSI security, see Manage iSCSI Security.

To create an iSCSI target

  1. In LUN Management, click Manage iSCSI targets.

  2. In the Manage iSCSI Targets dialog box, in Select a subsystem to manage, select the subsystem you want to create the target for, and then click Add.

  3. In the Add Target dialog box, in Target Friendly Name, type a descriptive name for the target that will help you to distinguish it from other targets.

  4. In Select portals to enable for this target, select the check box next to each IP address that the target should use, and then click OK.

See Also


Manage iSCSI Security