iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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Connecting Windows iSCSI initiator to Centos iSCSI target

Goal: To have my Linux VPS serve as an iSCSI disk for a Windows Why: Management of the storage space on a Linux box and to reduce cost of licensing. OS: Centos 6 (Target) Windows Server 2012 ...
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iSCSI NAS replication for Failover Cluster in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise [closed]

I have been setting up a lab for a client that suffered a data loss, i am looking to find a solution for the last leg of the setup which is the storage (it is now the single point of failure of the ...
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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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VMWare Workstation split vs monolithic disk [migrated]

After some reading of what's available on the internet it seems that all sources state that monolithic disks are faster, and the only advantage of split disk is portability/compatibility with file ...
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Can iSCSI and Internet work on same NIC? [closed]

I have a Synology RS815+ that supports iSCSI with 4 GbE ports. I have two Mac Mini's (2014) with built-in GbE and a TB to GbE adapter. All 8 connections are tied to the same switch, with client ...
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Can't attach iSCSI with multipathing in Citrix XenServer

Dear people of the world. I have a problem reattaching an iSCSI target on XenServer after a reboot. Whenever I try, I get several errors. Here's me in the attach screen on the redundant storage ...
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10Gb ISCSI to 1Gb server port

I have this setup in mind. Md3800i 4 10GBps Iscsi. 2 del r730 4 1Gbps ports. I will use this storage to backups and low profile mass storage. So i don't won't to put HBAs in the server. ...
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Poor iSCSI performance with SSD disks and 10 Gbe network

iSCSI Target Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) with 16 GB RAM and 16 core CPU as LVM backed iSCSI target using three Samsung SSD disks, each capable of doing 65k IOPS using an LSI 6 Gbit/s ...
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nova volume-detach fails silently, compute log shows libvirtError: invalid argument: no target device vdb

Using Openstack Havana, I'm trying to detach a cinder volume from a nova instance. Nova volume-list shows it as in-use: | 34b0ea26-f85c-4b62-8ebd-884b0e63e2d5 | in-use | filestore | 256 | None| ...
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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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Multiple iSCSI LUNs to one Server

I'm reasonably sure i'm ok to do this, but I would love some confirmation. Simple question, can I have two LUNs from the same SAN attached to the same server? More detail: I have a HP MSA2000 SAN, ...
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ISCSI drives suddenly lost partitions

We have a VM host, and each VM is given an ISCSI volume to boot off of. These ISCSI volumes are stored on a second server. Today, we had to reboot the VM host because ISCSI hosts kept going into ...
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Performance for ZVOLs presented over iSCSI?

I have the following setup for testing: HP Microserver N36L (Dual-core low-power Athlon64) 8GB ECC RAM 2-port Intel Gigabit NIC 4x3TB WD Green (5400 RPM?) 1 sata disk for OS image (FreeBSD 10.1) ...
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Multipath configuration is ignoring drives after /dev/sdaa, /dev/sdab, etc

I have a bare metal server running on Softlayer. It has many Consistent Performance iSCSI storage devices attached in a multipath configuration. One of the devices, represented by /dev/sdaa1 and ...
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XenServer 6.5 iSCSI MPIO with point-to-point links (without a Switch)

I'm doing some experiment with iSCSI MPIO between FreeNAS 9.3 and two XenServer 6.5 hosts. I would like to use iSCSI MPIO to serve as VM storage. Pretty common environment, but without a switch to ...
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OCFS2 “Heartbeat generation mismatch on device” error when mounting iscsi target

As said in the title, when I want to mount a iSCSI target on one machine I get the following error: (o2hb-3F92114867,7826,3):o2hb_check_own_slot:590 ERROR: Heartbeat generation mismatch on device ...
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iSCSI enterprise target and client both on debian give invalid iniatorname error

I have two Debian Wheezy machines and am trying to set up storage for one of them on the other's disk using iSCSI (they do not have synchronized users, so NFS won't work for this application). I have ...
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OpenStack Cinder: iSCSI login negotiation failure after reboot

I have a Cinder storage and controller node running on the same CentOS 7 box as Nova compute. Everything worked fine, until I rebooted. Now my instances can't mount volumes and I get the errors below. ...
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What is the proper way to shutdown an iSCSI target with connected clients?

iSCSI with two DRBD primary nodes is a bad idea to use if the two paths get concurrent write requests. But I am thinking about using this idea as backend storage for an ESXi 5.5U2 host. I already did ...
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VMWare 4.0 - Adding LUN from Server2012R2 iSCSI Target - Capacity 2TB, Available 102.40GB?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 hosting some iSCSI targets/LUNs from a local raided JBOD via Virtual Disks. I have created a thin provisioned 2TB VHDX in Windows and have added the target to VMWare. ...
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Optimal configuration with Synology as HA iSCSI backend for vSphere

I'm looking into purchasing a new storage backend for our VMware vSphere Essentials package. We have 3 ESXi hosts, currently mainly using DAS. The goal is to upgrade to Essentials Plus this year, to ...
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What trouble will I have when running a SAN past its support lifetime?

We are replacing a Clariion CX320 SAN because it is old (7.5 years). It has been otherwise very reliable. Yes, we have replaced a lot of disks, battery modules, and maybe even one of the ...
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Windows Server Backup does not seem to be able to backup iSCSI drives

Windows Server Backup does not seem to be able to backup iSCSI connected disks! Error returned if using volume descriptor is: The path specified by ...
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Debian 7: HA NAS with pacemaker, drbd and iSCSI

I currently am trying to make a highly available NAS under debian 7. I am using following packages: drbd8-utils iscsitarget iscsitarget-dkms pacemaker corosync ...
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iscsi not working after host reboot

I have a host that is acting as both an iscsi initiator and target. It's an OpenStack box that acts as both the storage node (cinder) and also as a compute node. There is also another compute nodes on ...
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Best practices in connecting EMC VNX iSCSI storage [closed]

We have an EMC VNX5200 with 2 service processors, each having 4 iSCSI ports, 1 data mover (with 4 ports) and a control station, all of which is plugged into two stacked switches. What are the ...
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Hyper-V 2012 R2 and File shares

I currently have a 2008 R2 hyper-v cluster but I am going to be building a new 2012 R2 failover hyper-v 2012 r2 cluster in the next few weeks and wanted to get some opinions on running a large file ...
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Virsh pool-info shows no space free on iSCSI pool

I have an iSCSI target configured on FreeNAS 9.3 (zvol backend). I also have a linux KVM machine where I'm trying to create a virtual machine using the iSCSI disk. On my linux KVM machine I can ...
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How does Xen Server share iSCSI?

When I create a resource pool of multiple XenServer hosts, add an iSCSI storage repository, how do the separate hosts orchestrate access to the iSCSI storage repository? To be clear, consider if I ...
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Windows 2012R2 hyper-v guest diskless - boot from iscsi guide?

I am attempting to build a generation 2 W2012R2 hyper-v server guest that, configured with no disk or vhd , will select it's iscsi o/s disk via Microsoft dhcp and boot Windows 2012 R2. Note that I ...
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Can't mount read-write iSCSI with MTU=9000

I'm attempting to connect my desktop (running debian 7) to a QNAP NAS (running QTS 4.1.1) using iSCSI with an MTU=9000. The network infrastructure consists of a cat5e crossover cable between the ...
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High availability using Fibre Channel and iSCSI in vSphere

I'm having a hard time understanding shared storage for high availability in vSphere. I have the following kit: 1 x Mac mini (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere) 1 x White box PC (ESXi 5.5 - part of vSphere ...
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vSphere 5.1 and iSCSI multipathing

I have a problem in configuring vSphere Cluster with iSCSI multipathing. Host in cluster have four physical interfaces. Host have four vmk interfaces for iSCSI, which mapped to individual physical ...
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iscsiadm discovery gives this error: “Try `iscsiadm --help' for more information.”

Many sets of instructions (e.g. Softlayer) provide this command for discovering a new iSCSI device: iscsiadm –m discovery –t sendtargets –p 255.255.255.255 The man page for iscsiadm gives this ...
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iSCSI Volume disappears from physical server during windows backup

I've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 box that I back up to an remote iSCSI volume via Windows server backup. I use Microsoft's iSCSI Initiator and Target software on both the Local machine and the remote ...
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fdisk -l do not detect device accessed using iscsi o XEN virtual machine

I am experiancing an issue in accessing the iscsi target in VMs created on XEN hypervisor. I have used Suse 11 SP3 to configure this. After discovering the iscsi targets from VM , I am able to view ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2, iSCSI Target Server 80 diskless clients, hanging failures hangs and whatnot [closed]

I have bitten way more than I could chew. Recently purchased a 80 diskless PC Internet/Gaming Cafe. The running system was cracked CCBoot, which at first seemed like caused random hangs, which ...
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Find out /dev/by-id/wwm path using targetcli (LIO)

To mount my diskless iscsi I am using the /dev/by-id/wwn-0x1234567... devices. The server in question is using ILO and administrated by targetcli. I seem to unable to query the WWN in targetcli the ...
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Running iSCSI LIO with high availability

I've build a two node storage setup with OCFS on top of DRBD to provide storage for a couple of ESXi servers. Will it be possible to setup iSCSI targets on both storage nodes and make one of the nodes ...
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iSCSI connection drops frequently - Synology NAS

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server connected through iSCSI to my Synology Rackstation 2414+. The problem is that the connection drops very very frequently, up to 10 times a day (manually restored ...
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Ubuntu, iSCSI LIO listen on any IPv4

I've installed targetcli from repo on my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm trying to figure out how to make the service listen on any (0.0.0.0) address. Trying to setup 0.0.0.0 specific gives me an error: IP ...
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Backup Hyper-V VMs using wbadmin and iSCSI on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to setup a backup system at my work. We have an Windows 2012 environment with some VMs. We have a SAN and I tried do backups on a shared folder but, because of some incompatibilities with ...
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Proxmox virtual machines and iSCSI NAS

I ordered a dedicated server from a certain service provider and they rent out iSCSI NAS as well. So I ordered 1TB iSCSI and connected it to proxmox via GUI. Then I read that the provider does not ...
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Shared access to iSCSI target

Does anyone know how shared access (multiple Initiators) to a single iSCSI target is supposed to work. I have got it semi-working with Linux (CentOS-7) target and Win 2012 server / Win Hyper-V 2012 ...
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iscsi with multiple lun, how linux to connect only selected lun

My 10.1.1.100 have 10 Targets. I'm initially connected to single Target by running iscsiadm --mode node --targetname iqn.2005-06.com.drobo:b800i.1112.id5 --portal 10.1.1.100:3260 --login It only ...
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Persistent Disk Name in RedHAt Cluster on VMWare Workstation-10.01

I am trying to implement a 2 Node REDHAT HA cluster. The following is my environment. VMWare WorkStation 10.01 Node-1 >> CentOS-6.3 x86_64 Node-2 >> CentOS-6.3 x86_64 Node-3 >> CentOS-6.3 x86_64 [ ...
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Xen cannot see all the LUNs in ISCSI HP StorageWorks MSA2312i Dual Controller Modular Smart Array

I have a HP StorageWorks MSA2312i Dual Controller Modular Smart Array and a second enclosure. I have four vdisks: vd01 (RAID5) (Current Owner A) vd02 (RAID5) (Current Owner B) vd03 (RAID10) ...
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Why should iscsi traffic be isolated?

Why should iscsi SAN traffic be isolated? I'm trying to explain to my network guy why we should isolate the traffic.
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Windows Server Backup to iSCSI target 10x slower than copying a file using Windows Explorer to the same location

I'm running a colocation server with Windows Server 2008 R2. As a backup target, I'm using a Linux server run by the datacenter provider. The storage is addressed via iSCSI so that I can use Bitlocker ...