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Vsphere cannot connect via iSCSI

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Applies to

  • ESXi
  • iSCSI
  • ONTAP 9


  • ESXi host cannot connect to storage:

2020-09-24T17:35:47Z iscsid: discovery_sendtargets::Completed discovery on IFACE iscsi_vmk@vmk0(iscsi_vmk) target transport=iscsi_vmk UniqueTgt=0 DuplicateTgt=0
2020-09-24T17:35:47Z iscsid: discovery_sendtargets::Running discovery on IFACE default(iscsi_vmk) target (drec.transport=iscsi_vmk)
2020-09-24T17:35:52Z iscsid: connection failed for discovery (err = Interrupted system call)!
2020-09-24T17:35:52Z iscsid: connection to discovery address failed
2020-09-24T17:35:52Z iscsid: connection login retries (reopen_max) 5 exceeded

  • vmknic from the management network is assigned to iscsi networkportal:

# esxcfg-vmknic -l
Interface  Port Group/DVPort/Opaque Network         
vmk0       Management Network                                     
vmk0       Management Network                         
vmk1       iSCSI                                      
vmk1       iSCSI                          

# esxcli iscsi logicalnetworkportal list 
Adapter  Vmknic  MAC Address        MAC Address Valid  Compliant
vmhba64  vmk0    64:f6:9d:37:25:f6  true               true
vmhba64  vmk1    00:50:56:65:f5:c7  true               false

# esxcli iscsi networkportal list
   Adapter: vmhba64
   Vmknic: vmk0
   Vswitch: vSwitch0


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