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iSCSI: HP MSA 2012i, initiator only discovers one target

I am trying to configure my HP MSA 2012i such that every disk is a vdisk and every vdisk is a volume. Each volume shall be accessible using iSCSI. So each volume shall be a iSCSI target. This is not a ...
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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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Collect statistics about use of iscsi targets

We're using iscsi (open-isci) to access volumes stored on a ZFS server from virtual machines and on high load we'd like to identify which virtual machines is pound away at our file system. We ...
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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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Would storing logical volumes on a ZFS storage benefit from caching?

What I'm planning to do is having a ZFS storage connected to my network. Attaching it with either iSCSI or SRP to the hypervisor server. And storing KVM images (logical volumes) on it. Would this ...
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ZFS iSCSI and free capacity in VMFS

I use ZFS in FreeNAS 8.0.4 and use iSCSI to provide a LUN to Vmware ESXi 5.0. I post it at http://forums.freenas.org/showthread.php?10990-Memory-utilization-and-performance-problem/page4, but I ...
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Adding raw storage - iSCSI or VMDK?

We have about 10TB of files that we use on our fileserver. I'll be setting up a new server with more space and better backups. We have a SAS box with 24 drives connected to OpenIndiana server ...
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ZFS on top of iSCSI

I'm planning on building out a file server using ZFS and BSD, and I was hoping to make it more expandable by attaching drives stored in other machines in the same rack via iSCSI (e.g., one machine is ...
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ZFS over iSCSI high-availability solution

I am considering a ZFS/iSCSI based architecture for a HA/scale-out/shared-nothing database platform running on wimpy nodes of plain PC hardware and running FreeBSD 9. Will it work? What are possible ...
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Recover NTFS data from a ZFS pool that was exposed as an iSCSI target

This was me being stupid and the data is by no means critical and is now a learning experience first, time saver second. I set up a 100GB iSCSI target via the bare bone instructions in napp-it. It's ...
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hosting iscsi on smartos

I am trying to get back into the unix game for some storage projects we have got going. We would love to use joyents smartos (based on illumos) for that. Working with it is a real joy (setting up vms ...
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NexentaStor CE or Openfiler? Which do you recommend? [closed]

I'm planning to implement a 'poor man's storage' using Openfiler or NexentaStor CE. I need the filer solution to provide iSCSI target and CIFS sharing abilities. The iSCSI target and CIFS share will ...
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OpenIndiana ZFS with shareiscsi property missing

I'm trying to present a ZFS file system as an iSCSI target. This is ultimately for using it with OS X Time Machine, but that should be irrelevant in this question. # zfs get all | grep scsi From ...
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How to de-duplicate data for OpenVZ/LXC on Linux?

I want to setup multiple similar containers and I want to have de-duplication. The only solution I'm thinking of is to use OpenSolaris ZFS and share zfs volume with NFSv4 ro iSCSI target and create ...
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Solaris iSCSI SAN

We are looking into building an iSCSI SAN for virtualization and general storage needs. At a prior job I had built an iSCSI SAN using opensolaris (back when it was SUN) and utilized snapshot send/recv ...
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can ZFS NAS serve storage multiple hosts?

is it possible to serve blocks of storage to multiple hosts using iSCSI protocol? each block is reserved to one writer (host) is it only limited by available NIC ports? update: shared storage ...
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Solaris 10 iSCSI and zfs zvol devices

Has anyone an experience working with Solaris 10 iSCSI and zfs zvol devices? From my experience in OpenSolaris 2009.6, zvol devices are slow and people use files as a disk images to store LUNs, it's ...
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I need advice about iscsi + zfs(or ntfs) + windows 2008 clustering

I want to setup a storage farm with iSCSI. I have 2 cluster node machine, 1 iscsi target machine that has 8TB installed as RAID 10. The capacity is now 8TB, but I'll upgrade the capacity in future. ...
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Active Directory profile storage on ZFS

I'm considering storing Active Directory profiles on a ZFS file server. I ran across these instructions for using ZFS and the native Solaris CIFS protocol to integrate with Active Directory. It ...