On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 05:05:36PM -0400, Donald Williams wrote:
> I don't know if there's a way to set unique initiator names for each NIC.  A
> quick scan of the config file didn't show anything.  I *believe* iscsid has
> the initiator name so it's a global parameter.
>  Why do you want unique names for each initiator?   What do you think it
> will gain you?
> 

You can create multiple ifaces with open-iscsi, and 'bind' each iface to
specified ethernet internet, and this way login multiple sessions from the
same computer to the target, getting multiple paths to the same LUN/target.

-- Pasi

>  -don
> 
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 4:16 AM, Rainer Bläs
> <rainer.bl...@astrium.eads.net>wrote:
> 
> >
> > Thanks for your answer!
> > Yes, by using "#iscsiadm -m iface -I ethN, N=1...6" we can have 6
> > iSCSI sessions.
> >
> > But now there is the question "HOWTO assign an initiator name for EACH
> > session"?
> > For one iSCSI session it can be found in the /etc/iscsi/
> > initiatorname.iscsi File:
> >
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet1
> >
> > Can it be done by adding these 5 entries
> >
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet2
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet3
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet4
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet5
> > InitiatorName=iqn.1986-03.com.hp:Ethernet6
> >
> > or which syntax has to be used?
> >
> > Rainer
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Aug 3, 10:36 pm, Donald Williams <don.e.willi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I'm not sure what your question really is.  Yes, you can have 6x GbE
> > > interfaces on different subnets and run iSCSI over them. What target are
> > you
> > > using?   Typically, your iSCSI SAN is on one subnet.  It avoids the need
> > to
> > > do IP routing.   Which adds latency and can reduce performance.
> > >
> > >  -don
> > >
> > > On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Rainer Bläs
> > > <rainer.bl...@astrium.eads.net>wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > Dear all,
> > >
> > > > we are running a SLES 10SP2 system with 6 physical Ethernet ports.
> > > > For instance is it possible to have 6 iSCSI initiators onthis system
> > > > when each IP of these six ports are belonging to 6 different (Sub)
> > > > Lans?
> > >
> > > > THX, Rainer
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach<
> > http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/marie_von_ebnereschenbac....>
> > > - "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
> >
> > >
> >
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Pablo Picasso<http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/pablo_picasso.html>
> - "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
> 
> > 

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