This article describes the way to use iSCSI with Windows and the Zyxel NAS Series
1. Log in to the NAS
Log in to the NAS. using your username and your password. By default, the username is "admin" and the password is 1234. On the dashboard click on "Storage Manager"
Please make sure that an internal storage has been created before:
2. Creating the iSCSI LUN
Click on "Create" to create a new LUN
Fill in the requested info
use the "i" -icon for further info. Confirm the settings by a click on "Next" and "Apply" to finish the setup.
3. Set up the iSCSI Target
Check Windows client's iSCSI initiator information. therefor you go to:
All Control Panel Items > Administrative Tools > iSCSI Initiator > iSCSI Initiator Properties > Configuration
Back to NAS click iSCSI Targets > Create > Enter the information of Name, IQN, and Password > Next
The password is defined by the user and only allows 12-16 characters with 0-9, a-z, A-Z. Create
Select the LUN created earlier...
... and apply
The target is ready to use
4. Mount the iSCSI LUN in Windows
In Windows go to
All Control Panel Items > Administrative Tools > iSCSI Initiator > iSCSI Initiator Properties > Targets
Type the IP address in "Target:"and click "Quick Connect"
select the target and click "Connect"
Click "Advanced". Type the password in "Target secret" > click "OK"
Then the target will show "Connected"
After all upper steps are done, the iSCSI has already been mounted in WIndows. We can check this with "Disk Management".
But before use, the disk needs to be initialized and format as the usable volume. Please follow the steps below:
- Right-click > select Initialize Disk > choose GPT > OK
- Right-click > select "new simple volume" to create a volume. Wait until the volume creation is finish.
- Then the disk will be a local disk and use can save any files in the volume.
Congratulations, you have successfully created and mounted an iSCSI