iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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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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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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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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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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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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STOP 0x7b booting from iSCSI

I've a Windows 2008 SBS running. It boots of iSCSI. That setup worked for months until yesterday. I intended to reboot and gained a: STOP 0x0000007b INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE and no idea why. My setup ...
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iSCSI multipath: should I keep all portals configured, even unreachable ones?

Sometimes when you connect to a multipath'ed iSCSI target you will have access to only some of its portals. This is common when the initiator is directly connected to the target's ethernet ports, as ...
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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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Fine tuning iSCSI Initiator configuration in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've set up a 3 node cluster with Windows Server 2008 R2. I need to connect to these nodes a lot of lun (18 LUN on each node; not my decision... :( ). After digging a while with iSCSI Initiator ...
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ESX or ESXi as FCoE or ISCSI or NFS target?

Is is possible to set up ESXi or more expensive ESX server as a storage target (FCoE, ISCSI or NFS, in that order) for other ESX servers? If so, how?
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Public/commercial iSCSI boot targets? [closed]

Is there a public or commercial offering for iSCSI boot targets? i.e. on a blank machine with an internet connection available to it, it can be configured to look a public internet domain host and ...
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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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CentOS iscsi initiator has session but there is no block device

I have installed the scsi-target-utils package on CentOS and I used it to perform a discovery. The discovery did give me an active session. I restarted the iscsi service but I do not see any new ...
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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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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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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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Disk IO slow on ESXi, even slower on a VM (freeNAS + iSCSI)

I have a server with ESXi 5 and iSCSI attached network storage. The storage server has 4x1Tb SATA II disks in Raid-Z on freenas 8.0.4. Those two machines are connected to each other with Gigabit ...
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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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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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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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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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XenServer move VM Failed

We currently are running our XenServer virtual machines off of an over extended Drobo unit and wanted to migrate a particular 600+GB VM off of the Drobo onto a newer Drobo, so I attached a storage ...
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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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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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Configuring a VMWARE server for software ISCSI

I have an IBM x3650 with the following components: 6 Gb NICs (all connected to an Extreme Networks x450 switch that also houses the ISCSI vlan and the SAN ISCSI connections) I need to configure ...
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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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iscsi TGTD gets continuous tgtd: conn_close(100) connection closed, 0x10b9288 1

I have a NAS server running tgtd on Centos 6. In my /var/log/messages, I an getting a constant entry every 3 seconds: Sep 26 22:21:24 san2 tgtd: conn_close(100) connection closed, 0x1143728 1 Sep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...