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iSCSI (or Internet Small Computer System Interface) is a network storage technology that can be used to transfer data across IP networks.

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iSCSI + SMB for online video editing server

I am putting together a shared storage server for 25 people to edit video from. I had an idea to combine iSCSI and SMB to get the best of both protocols in the following way: Video footage is stored ...
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PXE booting from iSCSI disk stucking on logo

I have win srv 2012 r2 with WDS, TFTP and iSCSI target. Goal is to boot lite win10 with rdp to use it for RDS. WDS configured with syslinux and it working. On boot i can see PXE vesamenu.c32, then ...
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Race condition for mounting multi-unit volume with iSCSI and systemd

I have configured a Linux system to mount a volume provided through iSCSI, from a systemd mount unit that gives the Open-iSCSI service as a required and previous unit (i.e. Requires=iscsi.service and ...
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Cannot stop md raid6 array

I setup a raid6 array on top of iscsi and lvm shared logical volumes that I use to make sure only one node part of iscsi network can use the raid volume at a time. Today I fail to stop the volume. ...
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Can iSCSI be used share SCSI scanner over network?

Last weekend, I got an old, but very high-end, SCSI slide scanner. My "real" computer is a laptop running Windows 10. AFAIK, there's no cheap/good way to directly give it a "real" ...
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How to setup dynamic targets with iscsi targets in Linux

I know that Red Hat's ceph-iscsi (configured with gwcli) supports dynamic targets (which is setup as a dynamic target in VMWare storage) but is the same possible with the built in iscsi target service ...
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Re add node to ocfs2 cluster

i'm trying to re add node with new clear OS to ocfs2 cluster using old node name and ip. But facing a error mount.ocfs2: Cluster stack is invalid while trying to join the group. I also cannot ...
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Prevent application (iscsiadm) logging to dmesg?

I have an issue where running sudo iscsiadm -m discovery -t st -p IP -l logs to dmesg across all terminals on the server. The command is run from a java application, using: Runtime.getRuntime()....
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How to setup macOS server capable of handling large number of small files?

I'm trying to setup my Mac mini as a file server so that I can share it with my MacBook Pro. I'll be designating a folder in my Mac mini that both computers can easily write and read from. I first ...
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iSCSI HDD (ext4) from Windows10 to Linux

I have a 1TB HDD [ext4] connected to a Windows 10 PC and would like to connect this HDD in RAW mode to access it from a Linux computer over LAN to mount it from there. The problem on Win10 is when I ...
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Microsoft iSCSI Initiator potentially corrupted?

Let me start off by saying I'm pretty new and unexperienced with iSCSI. I'm on Windows 11 trying to get an iSCSI target connected to my laptop that is already connected to my desktop, so I know the ...
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Not able to find iSCSI LUN under Win 10 diskmgmr after being successfully being connected via iSCSI initiatior

My goal is to assign a Windows 10 drive letter (such as "N:" for example) to a NetGear ReadyNAS iSCSI LUN. *Before anyone asks, the Windows application I am using requires the disk to iSCSI ...
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Attach network disk as direct

Is there a way to attach a network disk as a direct without creating VHD etc? I want to connect drive directly from one computer to other by network by like iSCSI but without creating VHD. Not ...
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MPIO and ESXi 7.0 standalone

I'm trying to setup MPIO between ESXi 7.0 standalone (free license) and a SCST server. I created 4 vmknics (vmk1,vmk2,vmk3,vmk4) with IPv6 addresses (2001::1/64,2002::1/64,2003::1/64,2004::1/64) and I ...
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How to connect to iscsi target with iscsiadm from Synology through SSH

Since we want to back up our Synology NAS internally with a rotation system, I'm trying to connect to an iscsi target on my tandberg/overland Quickstation 4 from my Synology NAS (SA3400). I've tried ...
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Mounting an iSCSI Server in a WinPE Instance

Does anybody know of a Small-and-Light iSCSI Server that I can use in WinPE (Windows 10 based PE) to mount a target for a remote client? Better... is there a way to use the MS-ISCSI server in WinPE ...
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Can VMware ESXi host local storage as an iSCSI target to another device?

Obviously in ESXi you can connect to an iSCSI target to access remote storage, but is there a way to host local server storage on an ESXi machine as an iSCSI target to another system?
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Ubuntu: Unable to mount NFS share

I have an NFS share and an iSCSI target on my NAS. I'm trying to mount either of them on my Ubuntu 18.04 VM. I'm using Hyper-V for the hypervisor. I can connect to both the NFS and iSCSI on the ...
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About using Windows 2016 physical server iscsi with vmware on Windows 10

I am using iscsi on a Windows 2016 physical server. The Windows 2016 physical server has a vmware workstation installed and is running Windows 10 as an image. Windows 10 uses iscsi from 2016 Physical ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 server hangs on startup when enabling iptables

After enabling iptables, with the following very basic configuration: iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -A INPUT -s 127.0.0.1 -d 127.0.0.1 -j ACCEPT iptables -A INPUT -p udp --sport 53 -j ACCEPT ...
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How to resolve authentication error when using iSCSI target configuration on CentOS 7?

I am attempting to setup an iSCSI target, with one block LUN which is a zfs zvol on a CentOS 7 machine. I've only ever used iscsitarget and the /etc/iet/ietd.conf file on ubuntu systems. I have this (...
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iscsiadm hangs and tcpdump shows nothing

I am troubleshooting iscsiadm. iscsiadm --mode discovery --portal 10.144.35.235 --type sendtargets --discover The command mentioned above blocks and does nothing. I've cleared ipvs and iptables. ...
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What roles to add to a Windows Server so that I can have a share disk to use in a cluster?

I am adding the role - File and iSCSI Services - for clustering purposes What I actually want is to add a Disk Witness in Quorum - a network share to be part of my clustering as per my picture below: ...
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Homelab SAN, I need advices

I'd like to add a SAN to my homelab for learning / fun purpose, so I have spend the last few days trying to learn more about it but as some infos are pretty old and there is a lot a different ...
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Every time I reboot my Windows 10 machine, I have to restart the iSCSI service

Whenever I reboot, the iSCSI drives are not connected, and I see "reconnecting" in the Microsoft iSCSI initiator, if I try to disconnect I get an error, but after restarting the iSCSI service (at this ...
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Force iSCSI Disconnect

I've been toying around with iSCSI for a little while (FreeNAS 11.1-U5 target, Win10 Pro initiator) and have run into what would be a bit of a deal-breaking issue: I can't seem to disconnect from an ...
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iSCSI - Unable to mount external disk on target

I use targetcli-fb package My target is configured on a computer with installed Debian. Initiator is configured on Virtual Debian System, I use VirtualBox for virtualisation. I log in to target ...
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Hyper-V VM fail with at end of iSCSI boot

I have a Hyper-V VM (generation 1) booting from iSCSI The OS in the iSCSI target is Windows 10 it loads almost all of the of the system and fails at end with "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE" error try ...
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Ubuntu offline shared folder

So I've got a PABX (Ubuntu) that records calls to /opt/recordings. Because this folder can get very large I don't want to keep it on my fast storage so I moved it over to our slow iSCSI storage. So /...
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How to clear unused iscsi device after replace

I just use new iscsi disk to replace old iscsi disk on Ubuntu 14.04. I had mount new, migrate data and replace mount point(/var/vcap/store). But old iscsi target was still existing. colocated/...
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iSCSI over MPIO, Hyper-V Host or Guest

I have a Virtual Machine that needs to have exclusive access to an iSCSI volume. In an all Win Server 2016 / Hyper-V environment is it better to setup iSCSI over MPIO in the Host or in the Guest OS? ...
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mounting .vhdx image and iscsi target (windows server 2012 R2) at the same time

I have questions about .VHDX iscsi target in windows 2012 R2, and mounting the .VHDX image at the same time. To make my question clear, here is the configuration details: fileserver detail: ...
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Delayed execution on shell script

I made a simple script file on my linux machine to mount a iscsi drive. iscsiadm –m node --targetname THE_TARGET_IQN --login mount /dev/sdb1 /home/mounted The problem is, When I exceuted this script,...
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iscsiadm initialize target larger than 2TB

Background I'm setting up ISCSI on my Linux server at home and I bought a 4 TB WDBlack to use. At first, I had mounted the HD and created a partition, created the target through Webmin and initiated ...
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Which server in the iSCSI network needs the offload network adapter TOE?

Which server in the iSCSI network needs the offload network adapter, the initiator server or the target server?
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Same dropbox account, multiple VMs. Most efficient way?

What is the optimal way to use the same Dropbox account on multiple virtual machines residing on the same computer? I could just install Dropbox on the main user of every VM, but that would be ...
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How to run windows command line when getting diskless boot error?

I am using diskless boot Windows 7 with iPXE. PC is intended to boot from vhdx, which i obtained by snapshotting sata(ahci) hard drive with sysiternals disk2vhd utility. Hard drive was previously in ...
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How to configure iSCSI Redirection on either Linux or Windows?

I am trying to set up an iSCSI redirection environmnt. First I tried with Windows Server 2012 following this video. But it seems the Windows Server 2012 doesn't provide the iSCSI redirection feature. ...
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How to configure iSCSI redirection on Windows Server 2012?

rfc 7143 defines the iSCSI redirection function. I don't have a Windows Server 2012 instance at hand. Is it possible to configure this feature on Windows Server 2012? Redirection - indicates that ...
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How to make iscsi initiator propogate changes?

I use CentOS 7. I created simple target/initiator configuration and two acls(ACL) for two users. However, when I mount on both users and write from the first user, write changes don't propagate to ...
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How do I automount a LUKS partition on iscsi at boot?

I have a partition on a CentOS7 machine that is mounted from iSCSI as follows: iSCSI -> LVM -> LUKS -> XFS /etc/crypttab is configured as follows with a key: home_vmail UUID="b79e45cf-89aa-40f2-...
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How can I quickly decompress a 1TB (5 million file) 7-Zip (7z) file stored on a NAS

There is a 7-Zip (7z) file (size: 1TB with about 5 million files inside) in a NAS device running in iSCSI mode. The 7-Zip file was compressed by the “only store not compress” mode. When the files ...
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Windows cannot be installed to this disk. iscsi drive install

I am trying to install a windows operating system on a remote iscsi drive following this tutorial http://www.etherboot.org/wiki/sanboot/win2k8_iscsi_install I get far as the drive selection screen ...
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Does Tiered Storage in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 work with Microsoft Software ISCSI Target

I am trying to build a storage machine for my home network, but I'm running into an issue with understanding how certain things work behind the scenes. I am hoping to set up a tiered storage system ...
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Diagnosing iSCSI bottleneck

I just got my hands on a few DL380 G5s, and I thought I would use them in my home lab to test out the creation of a Hyper-V cluster using an iSCSI storage setup. I have installed Server 2012 R2 on all ...
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Creating Symlinks from a iSCSI-Volume to a Fileserver

my fileserver is near capacity limit (using Windows 2012) und full of files, that hasn't been used for years, but still need to be kept for researches in the future. Furthermore the unused and ...
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Wildcard IP addresses for an iSCSI target initiator-address doesn’t seem to work on CentOS 6

In /etc/tgt/targets.conf wildcard (172.16.2.*) not work with initiator-address. I'm preparing for Red Hat High Availability Clustering exam (EX436). The student workbook says: With tgtadm command, ...
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What is the maximum SCSI LUN size?

What is the maximum size of single (i)SCSI LUN from perspective of SCSI protocol, what is the limit?
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Programs having trouble connecting to internet resources

I am running Windows 8. Recently, a bunch of my programs such as GitHub for Windows, WebStorm, Chrome, etc.. stopped being able to use internet resources. Many say, that there me bay a firewall or ...
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Network storage and backup [closed]

I had a MS 2003 server on my home LAN as an AD DC (inc DNS). It's main purpose was to share files (photos, music, family docs etc) and to act as a backup facility for the desktops. laptops on the LAN. ...
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