I have a Windows VPS sitting in a DC and another Linux box sitting in another data centre. My Windows VPS (running on Windows 7 64 bit) have a small hard drive and cost a lot to upgrade, and the Linux VPS (running on CentOS 5) has a huge hard drive, so I was trying to set up a iSCSI to make the Linux VPS to run like another partition for the Windows VPS.
I set up the Linux VPS with iSCSI target just fine, using this tutorial here: http://itfixed.blogspot.com/2009/05/how-to-create-iscsi-target-on-centos-53.html
Other than changing the user name and password mentioned in the tutorial and making the volume to be a lot bigger (I used 100GB), everything else is the same.
I was able to start the Target as well:
/etc/init.d/iscsi-target restart Stopping iSCSI Target: [ OK ] Starting iSCSI Target: [ OK ]
The strange part comes when I was trying to set up the connection in Windows 7 using the iSCSI initiator, somehow I was able to connect to the target but there is no volume in the Volume and Devices tab list. The autoconfigure is not responding nor I could see anything in the Disk Management. I tried it on another Windows 2008 R2 VPS server (in yet another DC) and the same issue happened as well. I have also tried on my own laptop running on Windows 7 Ultimate and the same thing happened.
I was following this tutorial here for the Windows set up:
I have attached the screenshots here for your reference:
Could you please help?