Create initiator

The create initiator command creates the initiator object.

Supported Arrays

This command applies to an individual DE2000H, DE4000H, DE4000F, DE6000H, or DE6000F storage array.


To execute this command on an storage array, you must have the Storage Admin role.


Note: This command is only applicable to iSCSI and NVMe over RoCE.


create initiator identifier="initiatorQualifiedName" userLabel="initiatorName" host="hostName" 
interfaceType=(iscsi) [chapSecret="securityKey"]


Parameter Description
identifier Allows you to specify the identifier qualified name (such as iqn) to create an initiator . Enclose the identifier in double quotation marks (" ").
userLabel Allows you to specify a user label for the initiator. Enclose the name in double quotation marks (" ").
host Allows you to specify the host name where the initiator is installed. Enclose the name in double quotation marks (" ").
interfaceType Allows you to specify which interface type the initiator is for. Valid choice is: iscsi.
chapSecret Allows you to enter the security key that you want to use to authenticate a peer connection. Enclose the security key in double quotation marks (" "). This parameter is applicable only to iSCSI host interface type.