In one of my previous post we discussed on the steps to configure Windows Server 2016 as an iSCSI Server. To access LUN created on iSCSI Storage system it is required to configure iSCSI targets on the servers where the iSCSI LUN should be accessible. iSCSI targets are created to manage connections between iSCSI storage and the servers that need to access them. Once you assign LUN to a target,  all servers that log on to that target will have access to the LUNs assigned to it.

In this post I will be covering the step to configure iSCSI Target in Window Server 2016.

Logon to the server and open Server Manager. Click on Tools -> iSCSI targets. You will see the below prompt as Microsoft iSCSI service won’t be running by default on the Windows Server 2016. Click Yes to start the Microsoft iSCSI Service on the server.



Click on Discover Portal under Discovery Tab13

Provide the IP Address of the iSCSI Servers. Don’t change the default port 3260 used for iSCSI communication. Click on Advanced.


Choose the Local adapter as Microsoft iSCSI Initiator and the Initiator IP Address from the drop down list. Click OK to proceed further.15

Click on Targets tab. 16

Select the appropriate discovered target from the list and click on connect.


Click on Advanced24

Choose Local Adapter, Initiator IP & Target Portal IP and click OK.25

Post successful connection you will find status as connected.26

Post successful connection between iSCSI SAN Storage and iSCSI initiator you will find the disk as RAW disk under disk management. Now you can mount & format the disk to make it usable.




 In this post, we covered the steps to configure iSCSI initiator in Windows Server 2016. I hope this is informative for you. Thanks for Reading!!. Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it

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