iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is VLAN separation required for multiple networks?

I am setting up a Dell 6248 combining separate switches used previously. I am planning the following architecture: VLAN 1 - External traffic (each server's public interface connects to this) VLAN 2 ...
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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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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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10GbE with FCoE with SAN and LAN traffic is a good solution?

I'm building a small datacenter from the ground, and I'm considering 10GbE. I'm looking for some advices about this decision. I've compared Infiniband, FC, 10GbE and LACP with GigE, and in the end ...
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windows2012 failover cluster + storage. Considerations

We plan to build a failover storage with Windows2012r2. There will be 2 or 3 physical machines with 2 virtual machines on each server. One virtual machine building a failover, second one being storage ...
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iSCSI Datastores not found after Power Failure

I have an ESXi 5 host running 3 virtual servers. 1 of these servers uses a datastore via Software iSCSI on a separate piece of hardware. When the two hardware servers (storage and host) experience ...
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iSCSI Target drive turned RAW format

I have an iSCSI Target drive that was working fine after creation for a few days. After i copied about 40GB of data to it i lost access to the drive. the file system had changed to RAW and windows ...
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iSCSI initiator - only want one of three available volumes

Initiator: CentOS 6.4 Target: EqualLogic PS6110 I have three volumes currently exported from this SAN. I want to connect to one of these (and only one) from the CentOS machine. What I've tried: ...
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Basic iSCSI target setup on Proxmox VE (Debian 7) not working

I have created a Linux LVM partition on my disk and want to share it over network via iSCSI. However, the target is unreachable with iscsiadm (from both local and remote). The setup is shown below. ...
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windows 2012 failover cluster, system validation, and storage spaces

I have two host servers with Windows 2012 Hyper-V installed. I have also configured File and Storage Services with one Storage Pool, one Virtual Disk on each server. I used Star Wind SAN for Hyper-V ...
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Routing traffic to a specific NIC in Windows

I added a 10GB NIC to a SQL server which is connected over to a backend storage using ISCSI. I would like to force traffic going to a certain IP address/host to use the 10gb NIC, while all other ...
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Where is the location of shares stored in Windows Server? (Switching iSCSI disk to VMDK)

I have a virtualized Windows Server 2008 with iSCSI volume attached (inside the guest). This disk servers as the main file server data disk with lots of shares, permissions, etc. I would like to ...
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Create a share on iscsi drive in Windows Server 2012

I am brand new to server administration but I don't belive im trying to do anything to exotic I have a windows server 2012 (standard) and a drobo 800i My goal is to setup company shares on the ...
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iSCSI: LUNs per target?

My question relates specifically to ZFS/COMSTAR but I assume is generally applicable to any iSCSI system: Should one prefer to create a target for every LUN that you want to expose? Or is it good ...
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Solaris iSCSI read speeds increase when we start writing

Here's one I haven't seen before. We have an IBM Storwize V3700 storage array, 24 TB, RAID 5 connected to a Solaris 10 file server via an iSCSI link over Gigabit Ethernet (no MPIO at present). We ...
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SAN newbie: Using a server like an ISCSI gateway for a purely FC SAN device

I am very new to SANs and have inherited an old EMC CX300 to play with. The CX300 is purely FC, but I'd like to experiment with ISCSI as well without having to purchase an expensive ISCSI gateway ...
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Lio iSCSI target on OpenSUSE?

I want to use an iSCSI targeting framework that supports SCSI-3 and VAAI for use as an iSCSI SAN cluster across 2 servers. As far as i'm aware I can use either Lio ...
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read only file system

we have a Linux box (RH5) accessing a LUN on a NETAPP FAS2040 via iSCSI, for some reason the system remounts the LUNS(file systems) in read only mode, mostly when deleting huge chunks of data, ...
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CentOS 6.4 iSCSI Target - crm shell error

I try to make a iSCSI Target on CentOS 6.4 with DRBD, Pacemaker, Open-iSCSI and LVM2. Now i need to prepare the HA iSCSI Target configuration on the crm shell, but if i enter the configure mode, ...
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iSCSI LUN, more than one intitator

I am experimenting for the first time with iSCSI. I ´ve setup a Synology DS1513+, target and LUN configured, first initiator (WS 2008) configured, copied some folders on it, everything works fine. ...
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cannot create zfs pool on iscsi multipath drives

I have a disk on iSCSI SAN, which i have mounted on my server through multipath. when i run the command to create zfs pool using zpool create -f zfs-data /dev/sdc or zpool create -f zfs-data ...
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Esx Storage / Management Network Architecture

Hi I'm trying to find the most reliable and performant solution for a vmWare storage / management network. Little overwhelmed with the options and limitations hoping for some insight based on my ...
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Using puppet to deploy windows backup with Microsoft iSCSI

We currently have started using the following strategy for Windows backups, which I am looking to deploy via puppet: iSCSI Initiator is enabled on the client server. iSCSI Virtual Disk + VHD are ...
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ISCSI Connector and Domain Name Migration

I have a Dell MD3000i that is connected to both of my Hyper V hosts. We recently went through a full domain migration from one domain to another. The last AD server is one of the hyper v hosts ...
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Upstart task to wait for iscsi target to become available?

I've got a couple of virtualization servers running Ubuntu 12.04 and Virtualbox and just bought a Synology NAS which I plan to use as an iSCSI target to serve storage for the VMs. I realize that ...
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Windows Server 2012 MPIO 30sec Time Delay

I build up one iSCSI with MPIO in my lab, attached is draft diagram. My MPIO may not configure as well, due to even though I set Round Robin in my Windows Server 2012 iSCSI manager, I still noticed ...
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Server hangs at “Shutting down loopback interface” on reboot

I'm having some trouble understanding what's going on with connecting one of our Xen hypervisors to our iSCSI SAN. Ever since we mounted our iSCSI targets, we've experienced hanging on reboots. This ...
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Broadcom BCM57810 iSCSI offload performance

Anyone out there doing iSCSI offloading using Broadcom BCM57810 10 gigabit ethernet cards? My test scenario Network.... 2 x Dell Force 10 S4810 switches Client.... Dell R620 24 core 128gb memory ...
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Cannot see available disk space in LVM

I have iSCSI disks connected to my server. i want to resize their capacity. It has LVM on the disk. when i resize the disk in equallogic SAN, i gave it 700GB. and when it check its disk space by fdisk ...
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iSCSI Storage with Broadcom BCM5709 Offload in XenServer 6.2

I'm in a process of migration from ESXi to XenServer. But we can't add our iSCSI Storage via Hardware HBA in XenServer 6.2. I've tried to manually load bnx2i and cnic modules via modprobe but it has ...
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Accessing iSCSI LUN from OS X and Debian simultaneously

My setup is the following: Synology Disk Station as iSCSI target OS X 10.8 as client Debian as client I don't like to know that I should use WebDAV or similar file sharing protocols. I'd like to ...
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Sharing storage between DFS nodes providing failover without failover manager

I'm currently consulting for a small engineering firm that has been using a single server for all their domain needs and their management has got sick of not being able to access networked shares from ...
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SANHQ iSCSI network access

Trying to setup and configure SANHQ on a virtual server. Network I have patched 1 vmnic from each ESXi host into the iSCSI switch and configured the switch ports to access the same vlan as the san. ...