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ESXi host is not able to discover Element vVOLs via iSCSI - Target returned login error of: 0204

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Applies to

  • VMware ESXi hypervisor (ESXi)
  • VMware vCenter server
  • VMware Certificate Manager (VMCA)
  • Element vVOLs
  • iSCSI target


  • The ESXi host is newly added to the vCenter server
  • The ESXi host is not able to discover the iSCSI target for Element vVOLs
  • Both static and dynamic discovery fail
  • The vobd.log on ESXi show error:

<date>: [iscsiCorrelator] <id>: [] Login to iSCSI target <iqn> on vmhba68 @ vmk3 failed. Target returned login error of: 0204.

  • The vvold.log on ESXi shows error:

<date> info vvold[2100193] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initialize: Failed to establish connection https://<ip>:8444/vasa/services/vasaService/version.xml
<date> error vvold[2100193] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Initialize: Unable to init session to VP SolidFire HCI state: 0
<date> error vvold[2099621] [Originator@6876 sub=IO.Http] User agent failed to send request; (null), N7Vmacore3Ssl18SSLVerifyExceptionE(SSL Exception: Verification parameters:


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