Thanks so much for the reply Mike ... let me try all these .. and update the group!
- a. On Apr 30, 12:29 pm, Mike Christie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > aspasia wrote: > > Hi, > > > I wanted to find out more about the iscsistart and/or iscsiadm > > binary. Am trying to configure a pilot/proof-of-concept attempt to > > boot an diskless server over iscsi-root running Ubuntu 8. I followed > > the procedure described in this very helpful paper: > > >http://wpkg.org/Diskless_/_remote_boot_with_Open-iSCSI > > > And to even keep it simple, I hardocded the value for the iscsi target > > and its IP address. During the boot, the modules specific to my HW > > plus the iscsi modules seem to have loaded well. I also configured a > > static IP address to ensure that network connectivity exists (it does, > > I ping'ed it from another host). > > > Running either iscsistart or iscsiadm fails though - "no records > > found" when called from the "init" script of the custom initrd; ... > > You should not see that error when running iscsistart, because it does > not use the record db. Instead you pass the values you want to use into > iscsistart. > > iscsiadm stores portal/target info in /etc/iscsi/nodes or > /var/lib/iscsi. When you run iscsiadm with -T target -p portal, it run > through the db info for the portal at that tuple, and use that config > info. So if you use iscsiadm in a initrd you have to copy the node info > for it. The node info is what you see when you do > > iscsiadm -m node -T target -p ip:port > > Or if you really want to use iscsiadm you can create a record in the > initrd by doing > iscsiadm -m node -T taget -p ip:port -o new > then > login > by doing > iscsiadm -m node -T taget -p ip:port -l > > iscsistart was created, becuase the db used to require other fun libs > and throwing them into the initrd was a pain for many distros, and so > you could just pass in the value you want to use by doing > > iscsistart -i iname -t target -a ip -g tpgt -p port > > with iscsistart you do not need the db/node info in the initrd. Just > pass it the info you want to use. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---