Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts Step-by-Step Guide

Introduction

iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) – is a protocol that allows you to transfer SCSI commands over a network. Typically, iSCSI is implemented for network storage arrays (SANs) to allow servers to access large amounts of disk space. The iSCSI protocol considers clients as initiators, and iSCSI servers as the target.

Ubuntu Server can be configured as either an iSCSI initiator or as a target (server). This guide describes the commands and configuration options for setting up the iSCSI initiator. This assumes that you have an iSCSI device in your network and you have the necessary rights to connect to it.

Environment:

  • Any x86 or x64 computer with network interface.
  • Instructions for installing iSCSI devices are very dependent on the manufacturer, so check the manufacturer’s documentation for configuring your particular iSCSI device.

Guide

1. Let’s look at the disks available in the system:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

2. We are interested in “/ dev / sdc”. Create a section:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

3. After creating the partition, format it:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

4. Mount the partition and add the entry to fstab:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

5. In my case, the package iSCSI target was not in the regular repositories, added its own:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

6. Install iSCSItarget:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

7. Setting up target:

Creating iSCSI Server based on Ubuntu Server 14.04 lts

More information:

If you need nore information about iSCSI target on Ubuntu – read it here.

 

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