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Old 01-09-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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iscsi installation okay, restarting is a problem

I have been banging into the wall on this over and over and it's starting to hurt.

I have installed SUSE LINUX ENTERPRISE SERVER 10 SP1- (SLES SP1) and am attempting to setup iscsi connectivity to our SAN. I've been successful in setting up the target and connection. Assigned a volume and even set it up utilizing LVM. I was able to see it at the mount point and write to it.

The problem always starts when I attempt to restart the server. At Checking file systems it fails on the new LVM Volume that is on the iscsi connection. I'm assuming this is because iSCSI isn't running yet, then goes into maintenance mode.

The iSCSI Target and Initiator where set for automatic startup, but I found that this only refers to when the service is started they will automatically start the connections.

I've been searching for some type of document or instruction on this specific problem, but to no avail. It's hard to believe that I can be this uniquely stupid!! (But I won't put up to hard of a debate if I can get some help) Thank you in advance.

Old 01-09-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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Being new to Linux it takes time to work around and through to the solution, but I may have found this one:

First edited FSTAB to remove the file system from being looked for since as I suspected the network isn't available how can it find a iSCSI volume.

Second, found this informative site on automatic loading of iSCSI

I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid.
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Ok..not sure abt SUSE things but must check couple of things. First check the initrd ,second try setting "_netfs" for the mount in fstab ( in place of defaults ).
Old 01-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thank you for taking the time to reply,

Your advice regarding the fstab However, that option doesn't have any effect at all in SUSE Linux since the distribution has no netfs script anymore. Instead, SUSE steers the users to use the hotplug functions controlled by the HAL system.

The document I referenced above is helping me to guide my way through this issue. It's been a long time since I've had to work to learn something new, it's great.



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