Linux – Configure iSCSI Initiator


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This blog is not to explain what is iSCSI but rather a reference to steps which an administrator should follow for configuring iSCSI on their Linux host (CentOS in my case)

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure Linux host has IP connectivity to storage appliance which is acting as iSCSI target
  2. Storage appliance has iSCSI configured and service is running

Steps

Install iSCSI initiator on Linux host. Below is the example

# yum install iscsi-initiator-utils Loaded plugins: ulninfo Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package iscsi-initiator-utils.x86_64 0:6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7 will be installed --> Processing Dependency: iscsi-initiator-utils-iscsiuio >= 6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7 for package: iscsi-initiator-utils-6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7.x86_64 --> Running transaction check ---> Package iscsi-initiator-utils-iscsiuio.x86_64 0:6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7 will be installed --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ======================================================================================================================================================= Package Arch Version Repository Size ======================================================================================================================================================= Installing: iscsi-initiator-utils x86_64 6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7 ol7_latest 428 k Installing for dependencies: iscsi-initiator-utils-iscsiuio x86_64 6.2.0.874-11.0.1.el7 ol7_latest 93 k Transaction Summary ======================================================================================================================================================= Install 1 Package (+1 Dependent package) Total download size: 521…

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