iSCSI - SCSI over IP - mount disks across the network

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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (msiscsi.sys) - how to troubleshoot/resolve?

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with all updates installed. My machine is Lenovo W540 laptop and I have connection to iSCSI target (using gigabit wired Ethernet). iSCSI target is Synology NAS (DS415+). ...
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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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Persistent ESXi iSCSI datastore from guest VM based target?

I'm in the process of building a home lab environment for Cisco and VMware that will also double as a NAS. The system runs ESXi v6.0 bare metal. Part of my design is that I have a Lenovo TS440 with ...
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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Dropping Packets

I am seeing a strange problem with my WS2008R2 server I believe is related to networking. The symptom is that 6% of all attempts to ping the server using tcp fails. For example, from another machine, ...
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Source IP of VMware storage paths

I have an iSCSI array that is working fine with my VMware host. I'd like to disable several paths because they don't have end-to-end jumbo frames. For the life of me I can't tell what the source IP ...
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Hyper-v ISCSI Network Setup

I have Hyper-v installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. We are using 2 x Dell R730xd's with 8 NICS (4x10GigE 4x1GigE) per host. I would like to dedicate 2 NICS to our ISCSI network, however I am unsure ...
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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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Incredibly slow snapshot removal

I have an ESXi box with HP LeftHand storage exposed via iSCSI. I have a virtual machine with a 1TB disk, of which 800GB is consumed. The disk is thick provisioned on the LeftHand storage. A snapshot ...
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Why doesn't ESXi see the LUN in my Server 2012 iSCSI target?

I don't see what I'm missing here. In Server 2012, I installed the roles, created the virtual iSCSI disk, selected "create a new target" for this disk, named it, grabbed the IP and IQN of the ESXi ...
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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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Using a NAS as iSCSI to share a volume via Windows 2012 vs CIFS/Windows share

I'm migrating an Active Directory Windows 2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2. Currently, I have a MyDocuments redirection policy enabled on the Window 2003 server to a local drive. Since the ...
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How to best tune Dell PowerVault MD3600i SAN/Initiators for best performance?

Recent owner of a Dell PowerVault MD3600i i'm experiencing some weird results. I have a dedicated 24x 10GbE Switch (PowerConnect 8024), setup to jumbo frames 9K. The MD3600 has 2 RAID controllers, ...
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windows server 2008 R2 backup issue

I have configured and iSCSi drive by using iSCSi Initiator for a windows server 2008 R2 for the purpose of storing backup but when I try to run backup schedule and assign the iSCSi drive as a backup ...
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Windows - mount network drive with client-side read/write caching from Linux storage server

Is there a way to mount network drive on Windows with client-side read/write cache enabled? In my case drive is guaranteed to be mounted by 1 user, and performance is way more important than ...
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iSCSI / SAN / Cluster / multiple NICs failover

Got a problem with NIC failover with iSCSI. Setup: A server with 3 NICs. One NIC is local network, other 2 are SAN. Using Microsoft iSCSI Initiator. A managed network switch. A QNAP SAN, connected ...
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SATA drivers in Debian squeeze

I have Debian Squeeze installed on a compact flash card in ATA port. I copied the whole system to SATA drive but system holds in initramfs because can't mount root file system. I know that my system ...
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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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Linux iSCSI - Limit max concurrent sessions

I would like to understand if, and how to, limit the maximum number of simultaneous connections to a specific LUN under CentOS Linux, both with the old iSCSI stack (tgtadmin and friends) and the new ...
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Can't attach iSCSI with multipathing in Citrix XenServer

Dear people of the world. I have a problem reattaching an iSCSI target on XenServer after a reboot. Whenever I try, I get several errors. Here's me in the attach screen on the redundant storage ...
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iSCSI steps between 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s [closed]

So, I am in the process of building out a iSCSI system based off freeNAS. This is being connected to a few (around 20ish) ESXi 5.5 boxes. These ESXi boxes only have the boot drive and a few Gb of ...
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Bare metal boot over WAN? [closed]

Is there a service offering iSCSI/iPXE boot targets over the Internet? i.e. on a blank machine with an internet connection available to it, it can be configured to look at a public internet host and ...
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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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10Gb ISCSI to 1Gb server port

I have this setup in mind. Md3800i 4 10GBps Iscsi. 2 del r730 4 1Gbps ports. I will use this storage to backups and low profile mass storage. So i don't won't to put HBAs in the server. ...
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iScsiPrt errors preventing system from returning from display rest

I am encountering a weird error in Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1. At random intervals, when coming back to the computer after being away long enough for the screen to rest, it will instead come back to a ...
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LV Status: Not available. How to make it available?

I connect an iSCSI target, create a Physical Volume and Volume Group on it. Then I create an LV, and mkfs.ext3 /dev/vg00/vm and all that works great. Then I disconnect the target iscsiadm -m ...
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MySQL intermittently fails to come up when data directory is configured on SAN via iSCSI

I am running Ubuntu Linux 14.04.2 on a Dell R610 Server. This box is used to host the MySQL service for my applications. The MySQL data directory is mounted on DELL SAN Equallogic so this box is also ...
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iSCSI or network share

Our new NAS has four network ports that are linkable and I would like to utilise that extra potential capacity. Should I; 1 - create an iSCSI volume, with its lower overhead, connect the main file ...
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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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How to automatically remount iscsi drive, after network errors on Vmware + FreeNAS

Is it possible to force Ubuntu to remount, rescan storage in time manner, to automatically mount it in rw mode? I have a Ubuntu virtual machine on VMware server. And have physical FreeNAS server ...
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Poor iSCSI performance with SSD disks and 10 Gbe network

iSCSI Target Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) with 16 GB RAM and 16 core CPU as LVM backed iSCSI target using three Samsung SSD disks, each capable of doing 65k IOPS using an LSI 6 Gbit/s ...
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Connecting Windows iSCSI initiator to Centos iSCSI target

Goal: To have my Linux VPS serve as an iSCSI disk for a Windows Why: Management of the storage space on a Linux box and to reduce cost of licensing. OS: Centos 6 (Target) Windows Server 2012 ...
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Storing backups on a remote filesystem

I have a FreeNAS solution, in which I'll would like to save my backups. Currently I was doing some scripting to rsync/tarball, but I want a something more easy to manage, so I figure out, to run a ...
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vSphere Datastore for specific datatypes: NFS or iSCSI

I am looking into improving performance in my vSphere environment. We are using a NetApp appliance with all VMs stored in Datastores that are mounted via NFS. It was suggested to me that, for some ...
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Can iSCSI and Internet work on same NIC? [closed]

I have a Synology RS815+ that supports iSCSI with 4 GbE ports. I have two Mac Mini's (2014) with built-in GbE and a TB to GbE adapter. All 8 connections are tied to the same switch, with client ...
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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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InfiniBand Storage

I'm contemplating the next restructuring of my medium-size storage. It's currently about 30TB, shared via AoE. My main options are: Keep as is. It can still grow for a while. Go iSCSI. currently ...
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nova volume-detach fails silently, compute log shows libvirtError: invalid argument: no target device vdb

Using Openstack Havana, I'm trying to detach a cinder volume from a nova instance. Nova volume-list shows it as in-use: | 34b0ea26-f85c-4b62-8ebd-884b0e63e2d5 | in-use | filestore | 256 | None| ...
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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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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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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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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?