iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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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 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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iScsiPrt error event ID 5

Event Log: "Failed to setup initiator portal. Error status is given in the dump data." This is being recorded every 3/100's of a second. We are using MS iSCSI Initiator on Windows Server 2003, Dell ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Failure connecting to Dell MD3200i from XenServer 6.2 pool

This question also asked at Citrix Forums http://forums.citrix.com/thread.jspa?threadID=332289 I have a MD3200i that is currently working fine with my Xen5.6 pool, but I cannot get a connection to ...
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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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iSCSI drive doesn't mount after reboot of windows 2008 r2

I have a server with Win2008R2 and a synology NAS. On the Nas there are 6 iSCSI partitions which are mounted on the windows server. The windows server is virtualized under Hyper-V. After rebooting ...
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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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Expanding iSCSI LUNs (NTFS)

I have a 4TB iSCSI LUN that formated as NTFS in Windows 2008. I've shared this formated volume as a folder over SMB. When the capacity of this volume is not enough, I have to add more iSCSI LUNs, but ...
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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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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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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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Specifying a preferred route when there are multiple links to same network

I have a server with multiple interfaces and IP addresses on the same network. I would like for non-iSCSI traffic to exclusively use one of the interfaces, and for iSCSI traffic to exclusively use 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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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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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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Storage Network Stops Transmitting Traffic

I have a troublesome issue. I have a 10Gb storage network serving a VMWare vSphere 5.1 environment. Storage: TrueNAS(NFS) with a Chelseio T320 10Gb Nic Storage: Dell PowerVault MD3600i(iSCSI) ...
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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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Boot from iSCSI. How does it work?

I have a Supermicro 2uTwin2 blade server which we're hoping to run XenServer on. Because this motherboard only provides Intel's fakeraid, I was hoping to leverage its boot from iSCSI functionality ...
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Setup of HP ProCurve 2810-24G for iSCSI?

I have a pair of ProCurve 2810-24G that I will use with a Dell Equallogic SAN and Vmware ESXi. Since ESXi does MPIO, I am a little uncertain on the configuration for links between the switches. Is a ...
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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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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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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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Benefits of iSCSI over FTP or SMB

I was wondering if there are any major advantages of using the iSCSI protocol to access a NAS over a connection via FTP or SMB (besides access speeds, which would be higher with the use of the iSCSI ...
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MPIO Issue With Server 2012 R2 iSCSI Target

The Setup. We just got 2 HP DL360 g6's Server 2012, running Hyper-V, server1 has an additional P800 controller for an MSA70 sas storage, and is hosting iscsi targets for hyper-v's on server 2. both ...
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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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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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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 ...
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iSCSI drive running at 100% but SAN and Network are not [closed]

We have a virtual server running on VMware. This virtual server has a number of iSCSI drives attached to it (E, F & G drives). It has 2 virtual NICs - 1 for normal network traffic and 1 for iSCSI. ...
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iSCSI TGTD over InfiniBand Performance

I have just configured a server-to-server 4x SDR InfiniBand link to increase bandwidth for the backend storage of my virtual machines, specifically a database server. I am using iSCSI with TGTD on ...
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iscsi slow read speed

we are currently experiencing very slow speeds when copying a huge file (35GB+), to our surprise it starts off at a very high transfer rate 300MB/s, then drops to 4MB/s after 10-20 seconds into the ...
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Can I run vMotion traffic over iSCSI network ESXi 5.5

Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI? I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those ...
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Shrink NTFS Partition Windows 2003

We have an iSCSI target provided by a CentOS server attached to a Windows Server 2003 Standard box, formatted in NTFS. My question is this - I know we can resize the backend block device fine (LVM et ...
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Tuning iSCSI storage

This is a Canonical Question about iSCSI we can use as a reference. iSCSI is a protocol that puts SCSI commands as payload into TCP network packets. As such, it is subject to a different set of ...
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XenServer 6.1 Reports Wrong Storage Amount in XenCenter

We're using XenServer 6.1 Advanced on three blades in a pool. I'm in the process of moving storage from an old SAN to a new SAN using Storage XenMotion. So far, so good! I discovered though, on a LUN ...
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Why is my iscsi device causing my CentOS server to fail to boot?

The iSCSI mount I have attached to a CentOS server became unresponsive and caused the CentOS server to lock up. When the iSCSI server was repaired the CentOS server was rebooted, but even though iscsi ...