iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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ShadowCopy Error 7001 (Unable to create a shadow copy) but SC got created and works fine, what to do?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 R2 on a Dell R410. A QNAP NAS is connected to it via gigabit crossover. A 2.6 TB LUN is mounted via iSCSI as Volume Z:. A task should create Shadow Copies three times ...
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Removing an iSCSI Target - iSCSI initiator 2.0 on Windows Server 2003 R2

For the life of me I cannot figure out how to remove an iSCSI target (Dell Equallogic SAN) from a Windows Server 2003 box. The volume shows up in Windows as drive letter Y:\ Using the iSCSI ...
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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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Successful login with iscsiadm on target still doesn't create block device

I've set up an experiment to test iscsitarget and initiator, which at some point worked. Later, I turned the setup back on and much to my dismay, the initiator machine stopped making block devices for ...
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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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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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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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How to connect SAN from CentOS through two iSCSI Targets

I had asked the similar question before. This time I want to use subnet for two iSCSI Targets, hence I start a new question. I have an old Promise VTrak M500i SAN Server. It comes with 2 iSCSI ...
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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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Fatal: module iscsi_trgt not found — trying to get my iscsi target to run on debian

Sorry about the formatting below... Linux Microknoppix 2.6.39.3 #21 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jul 23 09:48:39 CEST 2011 i686 GNU/Linux modprobe iscsi_trgt results in FATAL: Module iscsi_trgt not ...
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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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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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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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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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Howo to get Multipath IO with Dell MD3600i into active/active setup?

I'm desperately trying to improve performance of my SAN connection. Here's what i have: [root@xnode1 dell]# multipath -ll mpath1 (36d4ae520009bd7cc0000030e4fe8230b) dm-2 DELL,MD36xxi ...
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iSCSI: Multiple initiators, single target, different LUNs

I have an iSCSI target with several LUNs on it. Right now they are configured as datastores in vSphere; what I'd like to do is delete one of these datastores (thus freeing up an LUN) then build a VM ...
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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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Can't connect to iSCSI target on Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008R2

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running on Amazon EC2 with attached elastic IP. All ports in a security group are open but only to my IP-address. I have succesfully set up Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3 ...
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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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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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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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iscsadm successful login but no block device is generated

i know, there is a similar article but the soluion there did not help. I'm using SLES 11 SP 2 with Kernel 3.0.13-0.27-default and i want to mount an iscsi Device from a Thecus NAS. I've using ...
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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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VDI size limited to 2TB in Citrix XenServer 6.2

I would like to know if it's possible to create a VDI greater than 2TB with Citrix XenServer using LVM over iSCSI. This limitation is not viable in a virtualized repository server. There's any ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...