VMWare ESX configure iSCSI multipath

  • Login to the vcenter server using vsphere client
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  • Verify the network interfaces( we have 10 nics in my lab setup, im going to add vmnic2 and vmnic3 for iscsi adapters)


  • Select the esxi host> Select the configuration tab
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    Click on “Add” > Click on “ok” on “Add Storage Adapter” dialog box


  • Click on “ok”
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  • Select “Networking” section on “Configuration” tab > “Add networking”
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  • Select “Vmkernel” and click on “Next”
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  • Select the NICs which we are going to use
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  • Assign a name for the network( I gave iSCSI-1)
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  • Assign a IP Address for the network
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  • Click on “Finish”
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  • Go to the properties of the Standard Virtual Switch “VSwitch1”
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  • Select the port group iSCSI-1 > Click on “Edit”
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  • Go to the NIC Teaming page
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  • Select “Override switch failover order”
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  • Move down “VMNIC3” to unused adapters
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  • Click on “Add” to add new port group
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  • Assign Network Label “iSCSI-2”
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  • Select “Vkernel” and click on “Next”
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  • Assign a IP Address
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  • Using same steps move down “NIC2” to unused adapters
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  • Go to the “Storage Adapters” and go to the properties of the iSCSI adapter
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  • Go to the “Network configuration” tab and add both iSCSI-1 iSCSI-2 port groups
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