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Windows iSCSI Initiator stuck in Reconnecting

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Applies to

  • Windows Server 2016
  • ONTAP 9

Issue

When trying to map LUNs to a windows host the iSCSI initiator is not able to create the session.

Checking the storage end:
  • LUN is mapped.
  • Igroup contains the correct Initiator IQN
  • iSCSI service is up.
  • Ping works from and to ONTAP iSCSI LIFs.
  • When checking  System Windows event logs, we can see the event Event Id: 5 Source: iScsiPrt
  • When checking the iSCSI initiator properties >Favorite targets, we can see multiple targets of which some are not valid anymore.

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