Deconfusing iSCSi terminology

Quick check

  • How does the IQN of an iSCSI target differ from the iQN of an iSCSI initiator?

Quick check Answer

  • A target IQN includes the hostname of the iSCSI target server hosting the target, and also the name you assigned when you created the target. An initiator IQN includes the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer on which the initiator resides.

The above tip was excerpted from Mitch Tulloch’s book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

Mitch is a ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  For more information see

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