iSCSI with MPIO on Windows 2012 R2

Installing MPIO
1.Log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch “Server Manager“.
3. On “Server Manager” window, click “Add roles and features“.
4. On “Before You Begin” window, click “Next“.
5. On “Installation Type” window, select “Roles-based or feature-based installation“.
6. Click “Next“.
7. On “Server Selection” window, click “Next” twice.
8. On “Features” window, check “Multipath I/O“.
9. Click “Next“.
10. On “Confirmation” window, click “Install“.
11. On “Results” window, click “Close“.
12. Press “Start” button and then enter “MPIO“.
13. Click the “MPIO” icon.
14. On “MPIO Properties” window, select “Discover Multi-Paths” tab.
15. Check “Add support for iSCSI devices” and then click “Add“.
16. On “Reboot Required” window, click “Yes” to restart the Windows.
17. After restarting the computer, log in as Domain Administrator and then launch “MPIO“.
Make sure “MSFT2005iSCSIBusType_0x9” was added after restarting the computer.
18. Click “OK“.
Enabling and configuring iSCSI initiator
After installing MPIO in MS02, we can configure the iSCSI connections.
1. Press start button and then enter “iSCSI Initiator“.
2. Click “iSCSI Initiator” icon.
3. On “Microsoft iSCSI” window, click “Yes” to enable iSCSI service.
4. On “iSCSI Initiator Properties” window, next to “Target“, enter “FQND“.
5. Click “Quick Connect“.
6. On “Quick Connect” window, click “Done“.
7. Select “Favourite Targets” tab.
8. Click “Remove“.
9. Select “Targets‘ tab.
10. Click “Properties“.
11. On “Properties” window, check the first “Identifier” and then click “Disconnect“.
12. Click “Add session“.
13. On “Connect To Target” window, check “Enable multi-path” and then click “Advanced“.
14. On “Advanced Settings” window, next to “Local adapter“, select “Microsoft iSCSI Initiator“.
15. Next to “Initiator IP“, select ““.
16. Next to “Target portal IP“, select “ / 3260“.
17. Click “OK” twice.
18. Repeat step 12 – 17 to add other connections like ( to and to
19. Click “OK“.
20. Select “Favorite Targets” tab.
21. Select each target and then click “Details” to verify the connection.
Make sure all connections are correct.
22. Click “OK” to close “iSCSI Initiator Properties“.
23. Launch “Server Manager” and then select “File and Storage Services“.
24. Select “Disk“.
The disk is available. The connection was made.
Testing MPIO
I limited the bandwidth of NICs to 20Mbps for testing.



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