iscsi configuration

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    • iscsi configuration

      I want to create an iscsi target on OMV for a win7 initiator, using a file as backing storage.

      I am at 4.8 and have just installed the iscsi target plugin, and rebooted. I am using RAID 5 with an EXT4 filesystem. All of this hosted in Virtualbox if that matters.

      My problem occurs when I try to do the GUI, Services-->iSCSI Target-->Targets-->Add-->LUN-->Add and then I can not select a device. Does this ONLY refer to a linux block device?

      Is this because only devices can act as storage for OMV? As opposed to using a "file" as the target storage? My only experience with iscsi is with Synology.

      This problem may well be my own ignorance, but any tips or links on this matter would be appreciated.

      ---updates---
      Well, as I suspected, in VB, I added another virtual device, and OMV iscsi target config allowed me to select it as I attempted above. Win7 initiator grabbed it and I got it working AFAIK. I still love to see clarification on this file vs device issue.
      More--> does omv implement "file extents"? as per thisdoc.freenas.org/index.php/ISCSI. I don't see some fields in OMV that are present in freenas.

      Tks in advance
      Steve.
    • Re: iscsi configuration

      Yes I saw that in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=Dc20IT1msAk I just create the iSCSI target in OMV and use the last part of the video to connect from the initiator and use it as a datastore.
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