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Creating iSCSI aliases

An iSCSI alias is a user-friendly identifier that you assign to an iSCSI target device (in this case, the storage system) to make it easier to identify the target device in user interfaces. You can use System Manager to create an iSCSI alias.

About this task

An iSCSI alias is a string of 1 to 128 printable characters, and must not include spaces.


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, click Configuration > Protocols > iSCSI.
  3. In the Service tab of the iSCSI window, click Edit.
  4. In the Edit iSCSI Service Configuration dialog box, enter an iSCSI alias in the Target Alias field and click OK.