What is the Microsoft iSCSI initiator target limit ? I mean - how many disks from single iSCSI server can the initiator handle ? I have a FreeBSD 11.x kernel iSCSI target, and hundreds of disks configured, which the iSCSI server serves to hundreds of VMs, two disks per VM. I start to get the ctld errors as soon as I cross the treshold of 573 disks configured on the iSCSI server (one LUN per target; fewer disks work okay, furthermore, 573- disks connected continue to work, only newer disks, likt 574th and so one are troublesome). So now I wonder whether this is FreeBSD target bug, or Miscosoft initiator limitation.
Of course, I got the iSCSI Target Server Scalability Limits article, and the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 one, but these are the target documents, not the initiator ones (at least as I interpret them).
Does someone have the experience of successfully working with 580+ disks from single iSCSI server, regardless of the iSCSI target implementation, but using the Microsoft iSCSI initiators (for example Windows 7 out-of-the-box iSCSI subsystem) ?