iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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iSCSI remote boot from intel NIC working in vmware ESX, not other distro´s

The objective is to have a completely diskless Centos connected to storage via. iSCSI over a 10Gb intel X540 NIC. The ROM on the NIC is flashed as initiator and tailing the logs on the target, i can ...
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What is the maximum number of iSCSI connections that Server 2012 R2 can initiate?

I found online that Server 2008 R2 host can only initiate a maximum of 255 iSCSI connections, and that it was a hard limit within the OS itself. Does this same restriction apply to Server 2012 R2? ...
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Setting up a multi-host SAN

I'm looking for some advice on setting-up multi-host I/O access on our SAN: I have a blade enclosure (PowerEdge1000e) containing an Equallogic PS-M4110 storage blade with a single RAID6 volume ...
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iSCSI: HP MSA 2012i, initiator only discovers one target

I am trying to configure my HP MSA 2012i such that every disk is a vdisk and every vdisk is a volume. Each volume shall be accessible using iSCSI. So each volume shall be a iSCSI target. This is not a ...
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Dell Equallogic PS5000E Multipathing Extension Module for VMware vSphere required even if storage is not presented to ESXi?

Single Dell Equallogic PS5000E array, fw 7.0.5, dual controller, NIC0 and NIC1 on each controller are on the iSCSI VLAN, NIC2 on each controller is on the management VLAN. VMware vSphere 5.5, ...
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Windows 8.1 / iSCSI / Hyper-V Depedencies

My workstation has Windows 8.1 and uses iSCSI for SAN storage, which is where the Hyper-V configuration and VHD files sit. When the workstation is booting up, the VM is not able to auto start because ...
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VMWare - Jumbo Frames over iSCSI to a NAS4Free array

I am having problems getting Jumbo Frames working over my iSCSI connection. Here is what I try. 4 1GbE connections on 4 different subnets on my NAS4Free array for iSCSI, MTU set at 9000 2 redunant ...
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Creating file server failover cluster

I'm in the process of setting up a new file server cluster with a shared iSCSI disk. I've been through the setup of iSCSI and MPIO and the disk has been initialized, formatted and brought online. ...
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What could be wrong with my XenServer iscsi configuration after a recent power outage

We just experienced a power outage due to a lightning storm. Outage was long enough to restart servers and switches. We have 2 XenServer hypervisors running in the same pool. At first, both of them ...
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Installing to an iSCSI target and booting it without PXE

I'm running Windows Server 2012 R2, Standard Edition and have set up an iSCSI target, which I'm wanting a client to be able to: Connect to in such a way that I can install Windows 7. Allow client to ...
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Ideal iSCSI setup [closed]

We are experiencing slowness and I am fairly new to using SANs so I would like some help with this. First off, I don't think this will fully solve our issue, but I would like to focus on our iSCSI ...
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How to crack the 1 Gbit iSCSI limit between ESXi and VNXe

I'm having big troubles with my iSCSI network and can't seem to get it working as fast as it could. So I've tried pretty much everything to gain full performance from my SAN, having involved ...
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Error in XenServer iSCSI SR Creation (SR is not available)

I have a XenServer 6.2 with a Debian 7.5 VM which i use as iSCSI target. I have my target reachable by portal but i would make a Storage Repository available in my XenServer pool. Unfortunately, ...
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Booting a diskless Debian system using bonding, bridging, and iSCSI

I'm trying to build my personal holy grail: booting my Debian Wheezy KVM server diskless from a iSCSI target and the only configuration needed on the diskless server is the iSCSI parameters in the NIC ...
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ESXi boot time with 9 iSCSI targets

Our ESXi hosts have always been slow booting when it came to iscsi_vmk loaded successfully - sitting here for almost 5 minutes. In all a full server reboot takes almost 12 minutes. We have 9 iSCSI ...
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How to configure multiple iSCSI Portal Groups on a EqualLogic PS6100?

I am working on a migration from a VMware vSphere environment to a Hyper-V Cluster utilizing Windows Server 2012 R2. The setup is pretty small, an EqualLogic PS6100e and two Dell PowerConnect 5424 ...
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Windows 8 on iSCSI with LIO target: thin provisioning

I have installed Windows 8.1 on an iSCSI target. This target is provided by Linux LIO and is backed by a sparse file. One of the reasons I created such an installation was thin provisioning. In other ...
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Are FC and SAS DAS devices standard enough?

Before I ask my questions, here is some background info that may or may not be useful: For the first time I find myself needing a DAS solution. My priority is data through-put in a single direction. ...
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Install xenserver on iscsi target

Is is know that Xen Server is based on CentOS, and it is fact that CentOS can be installed on an ISCSI target flawlessly, but I wanted to install Xen server on an ISCSI target I couldn't find a way. ...
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Arch: sharing a raw SCSI device via iSCSI?

I am working with some older SCSI devices on my Arch Linux installation. The information on the disks is actually needed on other systems. While I certainly could mount the disk on Linux and share it ...
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Diskless XenServer 6.2

I'm a bit suspicious since I cannot find relevant recent information on this. I am wanting to boot a diskless XenServer version 6.2 (the server... not the installer). I have an Intel Pro 1000 ET ...
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remount a iSCSI datastore in ESXI host after network faillure

I run ESXI 5.1 and all my virtual machines are in a NAS mapped by iSCI datastore. My router broke and obviously all the vm's where cut from their disks. What I understand is that when such event ...
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NTFS corrupts by using Windows 2008 R2 share with Debian iSCSI Target

I'm currently using a Debian Wheezy server with a iSCSI block target "lun0". This target is mounted on my Windows 2008 R2 machine and formated using NTFS. The device is mounted as "D:\DATA" and shared ...
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ISCSI device and partitions used in ISCSI client

The command list all devices including ISCSI. cat /proc/partitions Is it possible to know which device is currently used by a given target? Thanks
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Vmware ESXi 5.5 can't connect to iSCSI target with blockio enabled

I'm currently trying to add a new iSCSI target that is set to run blockio instead of fileio. The iSCSI target i located on a Ubuntu server 13.10 and i already connected one my ESXi host to on target ...
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RHEL 6 iSCSI LUNs

I have a RHEL system set up as an iSCSI target with 2 luns shared out via one target via the following configuration in /etc/tgt/targets.conf (which I built following the commented out examples in ...
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Is nfs good to share disk images over the internet? [closed]

I have an image server, this server contains disk images to be used by virtual machines. The server has to allow the runtime creation of new images, so iscsi is not good as it requires to restart the ...
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iSCSI MPIO disconnections

We have a test cluster setup with MPIO and all seems to be working well. The setup is using Windows Server 2012 r2 with a qnap as the backend storage. Routes are as follows; 172.16.10.10 (qnap port ...
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Windows 2012 server wrong iscsi disk size

I have Windows Server 2012 and iSCSI storage. On the storage, I created a RAID1 array out of two 2TB disks and connected it over iSCSI to the server. But the server sees the connected device as ...
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Linux/Open iSCSI: How to make iSNS discovery working?

I've read dozens tutorials and howtos but none of them helps me with the following problem. I have three machines: NAS server with iSCSI target on it which is registered in iSNS server. Solaris ...
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How to use iSCSI MPIO to increase bandwidth with XenServer?

I've a FreeNAS Server with four network interfaces. The iSCSI traffic goes through two of those interfaces, and each interface has one IP address in a different subnet. As example: igb0: ...
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Live migration: is it possible to store image disks on a single iscsi target?

From redhat documentation: A guest virtual machine installed on shared storage using one of the following protocols: Fibre Channel-based LUNs iSCSI FCoE NFS SCSI RDMA protocols (SCSI RCP): the ...
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Which iscsi target on linux for serving vSphere? [closed]

All such questions are a bit dated; I'm hoping things have changed in the past year. What do you guys use to serve a DRS cluster with vSphere 5.1/5.5? SCSI-3 persistent reservation support would be ...
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How to enable disk cache again after enabling iSCSI in Windows Server 2012?

I create an iSCSI Virtual Disk and a corresponding target. This enables the cache bypass flag on the volume. After I remove the iSCSI disk, the flag doesn't get reset. Anyone can help me to reset ...
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vCenter handles only the boot volume?

We have an iSCSI SAN unit connected to a cluster of ESX servers. The servers are all managed by an instance of vCenter. The vCenter instance manages a dozen Windows Server VMs. Most of the VMs have ...
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how to determine the iscsi target's naa in linux

I understand that iSCSI uses iqn / eui to identify target LUN. Once I have discovered the iSCSI target and logged in is there a way to determine the LUN's NAA id for the remote target from a linux ...
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iscsiadm - how to disconnect from one of several connections to same target

I have a RHEL 5.x server with multiple connections to the same SAN (different targets). I'm consolidating some of the storage and want to disconnect one of the connections. I have unmounted the ...
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DPM exceeds threshold of 90%

We currently have a setup with 3 devices : Dell MD3200i san, disk group created 6TB. Hyper-V Guest with DPM installed, iSCSI disk attached as a passthrough disk. Physical Hyper-V host, has the iSCSI ...
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iSCSI devices added to storage server during DPM 2012 SPI backups

We have a Windows Server 2012 Failover cluster running a number of virtual machines. Storage for the cluster is provided by a Windows Storage Server 2012 instance and mapped to the nodes via iSCSI. In ...
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Adding external datastore to esxi, expanding datastore

I have an esxi 5.1 on a 1U server, accessed using vSphere. There are two 160G HDD's inside on RAID1. I'm looking to expand the number of VM's and the required storage is going to exceed this paltry ...
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Vmware Nas slow transfer rates/IOPS

I have built a test environment with a Synology RS812+ and an old HP140 server which has a gigabit nic installed. I have dedicated one nic to the network to DHCP and the direct to NAS from the server ...
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Best method to share ISCSI lun across cluster of app servers

I'm in the process of migrating our cluster to new hardware. We use bare metal servers, no virtualization. Currently, we have around 30 "application" servers. When we make an update, we push the ...
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Sharing a SAN LUN across 2 clients

I have an ISCSI SAN that we purchased to store images for our cluster (2TB of images). After reading, we probably should have gone with a NAS rather than a SAN, but back to the point. I'm going to ...
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Cluster Shared Volumes offlining under excessive use

I am trying to understand (and ideally fix) a particularly annoying phenomenon I've noticed with Failover Clustering and Cluster Shared Volumes in conjunction with Hyper-V. It appears that under high ...
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Synology iSCSI Target - Install Ubuntu Server using PXE

Massive iSCSI/PXE noob here. I have a iSCSI target on my Synology NAS that I have attached in OSX using VirtualBox. I have the Ubuntu Server install ISO mounted on the Synology at ...
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IQN Naming convention

I've seen a lot of information about how IQN's should be formatted, but there's not a lot of information on how to build them. I'm kind of a newb when it comes to iSCSI, and i have it working, but I'm ...
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Why Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives?

As far as I know Bitlocker in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 doesn't support iSCSI drives (but version included in Server 2012/Windows 8 does). Why it is so?
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ESXi 5x: Changing number of IOPS per path sees dramatic improvements

I'm a bit embarrassed that I've never seen or used the -iops parameter as part of the esxcli deviceconfig options. I stumbled upon an article and proceeded to benchmark before and after using various ...
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Unable to discover iSCSI targets

I have a trio of CentOS 6.4 machines that I'm trying to configure to use iSCSI. Basically two different initiators talking to two different targets on a single host server. On one machine, "the ...
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Setting up iSCSI on an external hard drive with 4K sector size [closed]

I have a WD My Book 3TB external hard drive connected to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I'm trying to make that machine an iSCSI target. Everything is set up, but I can't create a virtual hard disk ...