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[Linux-cluster] RE: iSCSI Setup as Alternative to Shared Storage..



From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Singh Raina, Ajeet
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:22 PM
To: linux-cluster redhat com
Subject: [Linux-cluster] iSCSI Setup as Alternative to Shared Storage..


I want to setup iSCSI as I am running short of Shared Storage.

In one of the Doc http://mail.digicola.com/wiki/index.php?title=User:Martin:iSCSI it says that :


Install the Target

1. Install RHEL4, I used kickstart with just "@ base" for packages. Configure the system with two drives sda and sdb or create two logical volumes(lvm). The first disk is for the OS and the second for the iSCSI storage



My Hard Disk Partition says:



[root bl04mpdsk ~]# fdisk -l


Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes


   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

/dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux

/dev/sda2              14        9729    78043770   8e  Linux LVM






# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 /                       ext3    defaults        1 1

LABEL=/boot             /boot                   ext3    defaults        1 2

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol02 /data                   ext3    defaults        1 2

none                    /dev/pts                devpts  gid=5,mode=620  0 0

none                    /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0

none                    /proc                   proc    defaults        0 0

none                    /sys                    sysfs   defaults        0 0

#/dev/dvd               /mnt/dvd                auto    defaults,exec,noauto,enaged 0 0

/dev/hda                /media/cdrom            pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap                    swap    defaults        0 0




Since I need to make entry on:


iscsi target configuration 
Target iqn.2000-12.com.digicola:storage.lun1
        IncomingUser gfs secretsecret
        Lun 0 Path=/dev/sdb,Type=fileio
        Alias iDISK0
        #MaxConnections  6
In /etc/ietd.conf
Should I need to make separate partition or mention ??? under Lun 0 path=??? Entry?
If you wish you can create a separate partition. Else create a file & give the full path of the file. [e.g path=/home/test/target_file]
Pls Help


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