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Old 12-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
vdi_nenna
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iSCSI on Fedora 12 Target w/ XP Pro Initiator


Hi All,

Been away for a while, but once you go Linux, you never really go back!
I'm a MS admin by trade, but love Linux and Fedora! It's gotten me out of a jam more than once and enjoy Linux in my personal life. Just had to get that out of the way!

I want to build a test iSCSi target as proof of concept for my manager. We will be using some kind SAN technology for off site disaster recover. So far, I have the target built, but my XP initiator can't see the volume on the Linux box. Error is Connection Failed.
Event is- Description:
iSCSI discovery via SendTargets failed 0xefff0003 to target portal *<IP address> 0003260 Root\SCSIADAPTER\0000_0

Here's what I have in test setup:

-Fedora 12 is a virtual host on MS Hyper-V 2008 R2.

-The F12 has a sdb vol (virtual hard disk) and it is recognized by FC12. The volume is not formatted.

-iScsi target software is 1.4.19

-Linux version is 2.6.31.6-166.fc12.i686.PAE

-The iscsi-target service is dead. Don't know if it has to run at all times, but the instructions ask to start it. I'm assuming it should be running. Following instructions from http://www.howtoforge.com/using-iscs...tor-and-target

-Config file looks to be in the correct places on file system, but there is a 'iet' folder with another set of config files
There is a firewall on this build, but I think I shut it off, to eliminate it as a problem.

I checked the config files again and found the ietd.conf file has a X on it and is unknown. Not sure what this mean. Did not see this yesterday.

-Initiator.allow is set to ALL, ALL ( I did not limit to a single host for access and I did not add a username and password to the eitd.conf file.)

Is there anything I can test to troubleshoot further?

Thanks,

Vince

Last edited by vdi_nenna; 12-11-2009 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 12-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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Fixed

I figured it out and was able to connect my XP Pro PC to the Linux EIT iSCSI target.

First, I had a space in the eitd.conf and the wrong volume.

After reading several hundred posts on the net, one suggested upgrading kernels and booting. Booted into a different kernel version.
Was booting into 2.6.31.6-166.fc12.i686.PAE
Changed to 2.6.31.6-166.fc12.i686.

Vince
 
  


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