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Old 12-22-2010, 04:42 AM   #1
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Virtual SCSI device


Hi all.

I have a problem.

I have a virtual machine with Solaris 10. On this virtual machine I have to configure an iSCSI initiator.

The problem is that i have no physical SCSI devices to connect to my LAN

Therefore I have to create a Virtual SCSI device on my host laptop and configure it as an iSCSI server (iSCSI target) and share this virtual disk on the LAN.

Is it possible? Are there any other solutions?

Thanks,
Alessandro
 
Old 12-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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ISCSI has nothing to do with a real scsi disk other than some technical issues with the communication.

I think you need opensolaris or maybe open Indiana. I played with OI and it seems to have the target included but I didn't finally set it up.

Posts on how to may be at Oracle or even I saw on at gpxe solaris target for iscsi boot.


NOW, a VM with a virtual scsi is normal and you may be able to configure it on your VM. I tend to use them unless the OS doesn't support scsi.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 04:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

I solved the problem configuring a SCSI controller on another VM.

Merry Chirstmas to all.

Alessandro

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ISCSI has nothing to do with a real scsi disk other than some technical issues with the communication.

I think you need opensolaris or maybe open Indiana. I played with OI and it seems to have the target included but I didn't finally set it up.

Posts on how to may be at Oracle or even I saw on at gpxe solaris target for iscsi boot.


NOW, a VM with a virtual scsi is normal and you may be able to configure it on your VM. I tend to use them unless the OS doesn't support scsi.
 
Old 12-23-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
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Hi all,

I have another problem now.

I have attached the scsi disk so that my virtual machine can see it but I'm unable to partition nor mount it.

Actually I can't even know what is the device name.

Can you help me please?
 
Old 12-26-2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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I don't think you should attach real drives to a VM. I only use file based virtual hard drives.
Depending on the OS and version you may be able to attach a real drive. Might not be in the normal documentation. See other how-tos for ways to attach if not in doc's.
 
  


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