Adding iSCSI Drives
To add an iSCSI drive:
From the ix2 Management Console, click iSCSI.
When the iSCSI page opens, click the switch to enable the feature.
Add an iSCSI drive.
Enter a name for the iSCSI drive.
Enter a size for the iSCSI drive. The size must be smaller than the free space available on your
Click Create to create the iSCSI drive.
Enabling iSCSI Drives
Click Settings to begin configuring an iSCSI drive.
To set the discovery of the iSCSI drive using iSNS, check Enable discovery with iSNS.
Choose one of the following options:
Use local iSNS server — the device acts as an iSNS server for the iSCSI drives.
Use external iSNS server — you supply the IP address or host name of the external iSNS
server for the iSCSI drives.
To enable the Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP), check Enable two-way
authentication (Mutual CHAP). With Mutual CHAP enabled, the client performs an additional
check to confirm that it is using the correct device.
Enter an initiator secret (password) for Device Secret and then enter it again in the confirm box.
Click Apply to save your changes.
Connecting to iSCSI Drives
You can connect iSCSI drives on your ix2 to your computer using LenovoEMC Storage Manager or the
Microsoft software initiator. If you are using another type of software or hardware initiator, you must use
the native tools provided with your initiator to connect your iSCSI drives. Do not connect more than one
iSCSI initiator at a time to an iSCSI drive.
Attempting to connect two iSCSI initiators to the same iSCSI drive at the same time may result in
data corruption or drive damage. The ix2 Management Console prevents you from connecting two
iSCSI initiators to the same iSCSI drive at the same time, but if you connect to an iSCSI drive
using native tools, you may encounter this issue. You can use the Connected Clients section to
view a list of client computers connected to your ix2 that are running iSCSI initiator software. On
the iSCSI page, expand an iSCSI drive, then expand the Connected Clients section. If the iSCSI
drive is in use, you will see a list of connected client computers running initiator software.
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Adding iSCSI Drives