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HI, I am completely new to VMWare ESX and i want to connect one of my VMs to the ISCSI on my NAS Storage 8520 via the wondows Iscsi initiator, but unfortunately when i click on quick connect client cannot find anything to connect to.

the NAS end is ok, sine i have already connected couple of windows 2008 servers to it on different machines.

any advise what I am missing in here?
 thanks in advance.
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Very 1st the VM should be able to ping your storage.
If its not, then you need to check on which network (vSwitch) your VM is connected.
If NAS is reachable, Did you try adding the NAS IP under "Discovery" tab? once added the available targets will be available under "targets" tab.
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Hi, thanks for the reply. actually I am able to Ping my NAS-Storage and I am also able to open its shared resources from the same machine. i have already entered the ip address of the NAS-Storage in the discovery tab of the windows too. I believe the issue is with the ESX, i have definitely done something wrong or have forgotten to do something in there. I will attach some screenshots, these may help.
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Ok, Looking at the screenshot, I guess you are trying to do 2 different things.
1. from vsphere client you are trying to connect to iSCSI targets (NAS) for storing VMs.
2. from Guest OS you are trying to connect to iSCSI targets (NAS).
both are different stuffs and so does the results.

Also, It looks to me that you are using broadcom dependent iscsi adapters.

If you are trying to use iSCSI targets (NAS) to store your VMs then please refer to link below on how to configure.
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc/GUID-F675B2EF-3B6A-4107-83D5-49262DEA1F4D.html

If you want to access iSCSI targets (NAS) from Guest OS, make sure that you click on "Discover Portal" button under "Discovery" tab after providing proper IP address.

Your iSCSI targets (NAS) should be discoverable on port 3260
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are you still having issue is configuring iscsi?
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Many thanks for the answer. however Discovery Portal section was ok. i had made stupid mistake. after double checking my NAS Storage I found out that the IP address of that specific VM was not listed under the allowed IP addresses for the iSCSI. adding the IP address resolved the issue.
thanks again.
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Self made problem.
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