How to set up an iSCSI Target in OpenFiler

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Mr SecaGuy has put together a very useful step-by-step tutorial showing how you can set up a iSCSI target in OpenFiler: Create iSCSI target in OpenFiler.

“If you have a SAN storage, or a dedicated server to serve as file and storage service to other server, I am suggesting you to use Openfiler. This operating system is specifically built to manage and deliver file-based Network Attached Storage and block-based Storage Area Networking in a single framework.

I will not showing you on how to install Openfiler in this tutorial. I will show you on how to setup iSCSI target to be mounted in another server.”

By following these 9 steps you’ll have a iSCSI target up an running in a matter of minutes:

  • Review the block drive layout
  • Ensure iSCSI services are turned on
  • Specify which host can connect to the storage server
  • Create a physical volume
  • Create a volume group
  • Add volume
  • Perform iSCSI mapping
  • Allo whost to access target
  • iSCSI target ready.
About OpenFiler: Openfiler is an operating system that provides file-based network-attached storage and block-based storage area network. It was created by Xinit Systems, and is based on the rPath Linux distribution. It is free software licensed under the GNU General Public License version 2. Its software stack interfaces with open source third-party software.

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