[CentOS] can CentOS act as an iSCSI server?

Rudi Ahlers rudiahlers at gmail.com
Sun Nov 16 16:04:46 UTC 2008

On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Fabian Arrotin
<fabian.arrotin at arrfab.net> wrote:
> 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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Hi Fabian,

Do you have any documentation for me on this? I don't know iSCSI at
all - well I haven't used it before myself, but from what I understand
it's much better than NFS.

What is FC HBA's ?


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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