Configuring an iSCSI Intitiator on a Host PC

ProductVTrak iSCSI; VessRAID iSCSI

Platform: Microsoft Windows


To access any Vtrak or VessRAID  iSCSI product you must have the iSCSI Initiator installed on the Host PC.

You can choose a hardware or software iSCSI Initiator.


Use a Gigabit Ethernet network interface card (GbE NIC) with hardware-based iSCSI initiator from such vendors as:

• QLogic (QLA4010C)

• Intel (Pro/1000T IP)

• Alacretech (100x1 TNIC)

Follow the installation and setup instructions that come with the card.


Use a software-based iSCSI initiator in combination with a GbE NIC. If you choose a Microsoft software iSCSI initiator, download it from:

Install the iSCSI initiator on your system then proceed with the following steps.

1. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel and double-click on iSCSI Initiator. The iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box displays.

2. On the Target Portals tab, click on Add button.

3. In the Add Target Portal dialog box, type in the IP address of one of the VTrak’s iSCSI ports and click OK.

4. Go to Available Targets tab. The iSCSI name should appear. It looks like:

Highlight this name and click the Logon button. Click OK on the confirmation dialog box.

5. Go to Active Sessions tab. The status of selected iSCSI name should display connected.

6. Click OK button on iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box to close it.

7. To logoff from Vtrak unit, bring up Microsoft iSCSI Initiator again.

Go to the Active Sessions tab and click the Log Off button.

Additional Information:

Microsoft software iSCSI initiator, download it from: