On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 01:05:53AM -0800, Albert Pauw wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> thought you might be interested in this. I am using the Sun amber road
> vmware demo and set it to export an iscsi target.
> The fun part starts at discovery. I have defined two interfaces on it,
> one for administration, the other for the actual target. When I send a
> target discovery request to the data interface the target responds
> with its name (iqn.blabla) and the two interface IP numbers, which
> open-iscsi happily puts in its database (that is, the same name and
> two different IP numbers, so two entries), like this.
> [r...@orange ~]# iscsiadm -m node
>,1 iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:8e72afff-eb91-e5e0-de5a-
> bce6de1eb109
>,1 iqn.1986-03.com.sun:02:8e72afff-eb91-e5e0-de5a-
> bce6de1eb109
> Using the delete option removes them both, as the name is the same.
> Needles to say that if you login, you login to both, creating in my
> case a /dev/sdb and /dev/sdc device, effectively being the same
> target. I can see multipathing here, but not as we know it ;-)

What do you mean? Multipath doesn't work with that iSCSI target?

> Any ideas? E.g. marking the node as a multipathing device, as the iqn
> name is the same?

Marking? From an iSCSI standpoint having two (or even more) of the same IQN
is OK.

> And yes, happy holidays!!

You too!

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