[CentOS] can CentOS act as an iSCSI server?

Fabian Arrotin fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net
Sun Nov 16 15:00:27 UTC 2008

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to know if I could share some space on on of my servers,
> to another server(s) using the iSCSI protocal? I can  see that CentOS
> can connect to an iSCSI server, but can it act as a iSCSI server?
> Is so, does anyone have some good HOWTO / tutorials / docs on how to set it up?
> I'm running CentOS 5.2
Yes you can , but actually it's still 'techonology preview' as stated in 
the Upstream Release Notes ...
You'll need to install the package scsi-target-utils and configure 
everything with the tgtadm command : there is no config file that is 
read by the /etc/rc.d/init.d/tgtd initscripts so you have to write a 
bash scripts that will be read on startup to do the whole work.
If you have already played with iscsi, using tgtadm is not really 
difficult but i admit also that i'm only using it for tests in labs. 
Production machines are using FC HBAs ;-)
Fabian Arrotin <fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net>
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