Friday, November 14, 2008

NetWare iSCSI initiator configuration

Environment
NetWare 6.5
iSCSI Configuration


Issue

iSCSI Configuration
Novell Remote Manager. Click on iSCSI Services link and get the following error:
Action Failure
Error: Unauthorized access denied.

Details

Goal: to configure the iSCSI Initiator on NetWare

From NetWare console: Enter ION (ion.ncf)
From Novell Remote Manager:
Click iSCSI Services link.
Click Add Target and type the IP Address of the iSCSI target.
Receive

Action Failure
Error: Unauthorized access denied.

Troubleshooting

Collected iSCSI Information:
iSCSI Target IP: 192.168.11.159
iSCSI Target Name: nasiscsi

Actions
Added the following commands in SYS:\SYSTEM\AUTOEXEC.NCF
### ISCSI CONNECT ###
ion

delay
iscsinit connect 192.168.11.159 nasiscsi

From NetWare Console type:
:scan for new devices

From Novell Remote Manager continue to configure and partition NetWare NSS Pools and resources

Click on Partition Disks
Add NetWare Pool

Add NetWare Volume

Mount Volume from NetWare Console

OR


Run the NSS Management Utility from the NetWare Console
:NSSMU

1 comment:

Dave said...

Hi Bucky!

Thanks for the writeup on iSCSI with Netware. I've been playing around with it on a test server, but I have one issue I can't figure out.

Each time the server reboots, the iSCSI volume comes up in a "Deactive" state. I have to go into NSSMU each time to Activate and Mount the volume again.

Is there something I'm missing?