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Portal Group Object

[Beginning with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the Virtual Disk Service COM interface is superseded by the Windows Storage Management API.]

A portal group object models an iSCSI portal group that is contained within an iSCSI target.

Use the IVdsIscsiTarget::QueryPortalGroups method to determine the portal groups that are contained by a specific target. Use the IVdsIscsiPortal::QueryAssociatedPortalGroups method to determine the portal groups that are associated with a specified portal. Callers can get a pointer to a specific portal group by selecting the desired portal group object from the enumeration that is returned by the QueryPortalGroups method or the QueryAssociatedPortalGroups method. With a portal group object, you can add or remove portals and query for portal group properties, associated portals, and the target that contains the portal group.

Portal group object properties include an object identifier and the portal group tag. For more information about portal group tags, see the iSCSI specification at

The following table lists related interfaces, enumerations, and structures.

Interfaces that are always exposed by this object in VDS 1.1 and 2.0 iSCSI providers only IVdsIscsiPortalGroup.
Associated enumerationsNone.


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