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Old 12-11-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: PA, USA
Distribution: Fedora 12
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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

-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

-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?



Last edited by vdi_nenna; 12-11-2009 at 11:19 AM.
Old 12-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: PA, USA
Distribution: Fedora 12
Posts: 69

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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
Changed to



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