On 08/12/2011 11:26 AM, Andrei Bănaru wrote: > Hello, > > To work with KVM on RHEL6 I'm thinking about exporting a LVM Volume Group > directly as an iSCSI target LUN. The idea is to export it and then on each > server which hosts virtual machines create logical volumes for each virtual > machine. I want to achieve scalability and force the users to create the > logical volumes on the initiators and not give them access to the storage > server. The environment isn't so big so chances that some users create a > logical volume at the same time from different initiators can be considered > 0. > > Is there a way to export a LVM VG as an iSCSI target despite the fact that > VGs aren't considered block devices ? >
Are you using scsi-target-utils/tgtd that comes with RHEL 6? If so then I thought this works. I thought lvm vgs were block devices. Don't they have a end up having a device mapper device in the kernel? You get some sort of /dev device and it is a block device right? Maybe I am mixing up vgs and pgs. In the targets.conf examples there is a lvm example: #<target iqn.2008-09.com.example:server.target1> # backing-store /dev/LVM/somedevice #</target> But the best place to ask this question is on the target list for your target. For scsi-target-utils/tgt it would be s...@vger.kernel.org. This list for the iscsi initiator does not care what you use for the backing storage. We have no idea what it really is. -- 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 open-iscsi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi?hl=en.