iSCSI Initiator are the clients which use to authenticated with iSCSI target servers to access the LUNs shared from target server. We can deploy any kind of Operating systems in those locally mounted Disks, just a single package need to be install to get authenticate with target server.
Client Initiator Setup
- Can handle any kind of file systems in locally mounted Disk.
- No need of restating the system after partition using fdisk.
iSCSI is a block level Protocol for sharing RAW Storage Devices over TCP/IP Networks, Sharing and accessing Storage over iSCSI, can be used with existing IP and Ethernet networks such as NICs, Switched, Routers etc. iSCSI target is a remote hard disk presented from an remote iSCSI server (or) target.
Install iSCSI Target in Linux
Internet SCSI (iSCSI) is a network protocol s that allows you to use of the SCSI protocol over TCP/IP networks. It is good alternative to Fibre Channel-based SANs. You can easily manage, mount and format iSCSI Volume under Linux. It allows access to SAN storage over Ethernet.
Open-iSCSI project is a high-performance, transport independent, multi-platform implementation of iSCSI. Open-iSCSI is partitioned into user and kernel parts.
Instructions are tested on:
[a] RHEL 5
[b] CentOS 5
[d] Debian / Ubuntu Linux 继续阅读
本系列描述了如何在不同版本的Linux环境下安装配置iSCSI initiator，按照iSCSI要求对主机重命名，以及如何进行target和LUN的相关操作，discovery，log in等。作为系列中的第一篇，阐述了CentOS，Ubuntu，RHEL, SLES版本Linux如何安装iSCSI initiator。