Note: This process is the same for both Server 2008 R2 and Win7 machines.
- Open the iSCSI Initiator control panel by running the iSCSICPL.exe command or navigating to Administrative Tools > iSCSI Initiator:
- The first time you run this, you’ll get this message. Click Yes:
- Enter the IP Address of your SAN into the Target field, then click Quick Connect:
- If you have enabled CHAP authentication on the SAN, you’ll get this Authentication Failure:
- On the Discovery Tab, click Discover Portal:
- Enter the IP Address of your SAN into the IP Address or DNS name field, then click Advanced:
- Tick the Enable CHAP log on tickbox, then enter your CHAP credentials. Click OK twice:
- The available Targets will now be displayed on the Targets Tab. Click Connect:
- Click Advanced:
- As before, tick the Enable CHAP log on tickbox, then enter your CHAP credentials. Click OK twice:
- The Target will now show as Connected:
- On the Volumes and Devices Tab, click Auto Configure to, erm, auto-configure that bad-boy!
- Navigate to Computer Management > Disk Management, and Initialise the new Disk that you just connected to:
- Now you can format the disk how you normally would:
- Job done: