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iscsi vnic

Do i need to specify any iscsi vnics if I am not doing iscsi boot?


what are iscsi vnics for in a service profile?

Cisco Employee

Hi tony,

Hi tony, iscsi vnics in the service profile are only use if you are planning to boot via iscsi. If your server is not booting via iscsi, there is no need to define these. Please let me know if this helps
New Member

so if i do not intend to boot

so if i do not intend to boot from san but I want an hardware iscsi initiator in a windows server, can i setup a pair of iscsi vnics on a service profile?

Cisco Employee

Hi Tony,iscsi vnics on UCS

Hi Tony,

iscsi vnics on UCS are only for boot from san iscsi.  If you want windows to access iscsi storage, you only need to add regular vnics on your service profiles with the correct vlans. Once you add the nics you will need to use some software that can allow you to do this.  See example below.


Microsoft iscsi Initiator.

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