On Mon, 2013-04-08 at 04:25 -0700, liano...@gmail.com wrote: > I finally got this to work but I have some questions about the card > and its setup. Some specifics: > > Server with 4 onboard NICS (eth0, eth1, eth4, eth5), eth0 connected to > array via 174.x.x.x (this port will be closed once setup complete, > used for testing remotely atm) > BC 5709 dual port (eth2, eth3), eth2 connected to array via 192.x.x.x > Created and iface config with the following: > > # BEGIN RECORD 6.2.0-873.2.el6 > ace.iscsi_ifacename = eth2 > iface.transport_name = bnx2i > iface.hwaddress = 00:10:18:F3:43:00 > iface.ipaddress = 192.x.x.x > iface.bootproto = static > iface.subnet_mask = 255.255.255.0 > iface.vlan_id = 0 > iface.vlan_priority = 0 > iface.iface_num = 0 > iface.mtu = 9000 > iface.port = 0 > # END RECORD > > > I read that ToE cards and other accelerator cards have a separate MAC > for the accelerator engines. Is this true? So my dual port BC 5709 > would have 4 mac addresses? If so I take the proper Mac to place in > the iface config would be that of the accelerator? > This is true. You should have 2 MACs and 2 SAN MACs. The SAN MACs are the ones you need to specify in the iface config file if you choose to specify the iface.hwaddress explicity.
You should be able to find the corresponding SAN MACs under /sys/class/iscsi_host. > # iscsiadm -m session -o show > tcp:  192.x.x.x:3260,0 iqn.2000-01.com.synology:san.quincy > > Is the 'tcp' telling me it is not properly setup? should it be bnx2i > at the beginning of the above result? Yes, the bnx2i transport name would be indicated upon a successful offload connection. > > I was also under the impression that when I created an iface config > file it would act as the default and only connection. I say this > because the connection with the server's nic is still appearing when I > reboot. How do I stop this from happening and force the 5709 to be the > only interface? Right now I just firewalled the 174.x.x.x network from > the array but that causes a long delay as it times out at boot time, > not a very elegant fix. I did delete all traces of earlier discovered > targets with the 174.x.x.x IP. If the node created already contains the correct transport_name, then perhaps the MAC address specified was not the SAN MAC. This would lead to a fallback to use software iSCSI for your connection. > > > On Thursday, April 4, 2013 2:46:12 PM UTC-4, gee...@gmail.com wrote: > Hello, > I have been trying to setup an iSCSI storage array for several > weeks now. I have some things working but others are not. I am > running out of time and am willing to to hire someone with the > skill and experience to help me out. If this kind of request > is not accepted on this list I apologize and will stop posting > at the first notice I receive. If it's ok then please respond. > > Here is what I have and need help with. I have purchased a > Synology DS1812+, running the latest DSM management software > and configured with 14 TB of storage. I want to use the array > for my /home and /backup partitions on my web hosting > servers. There will be about 3-4 servers using it for this > purpose. The individiual servers will be running CentOS, > various versions, and open-iscsi as the initiator. I have > purchaes a few ToE cards (the broadcom 5709) for the physical > connections. I am currently working on a new server (centos > 6.4) and testing the concept out. I have been able to connect > using the server's onboard NIC but not the ToE card. I have > played with the iface config but it refuses to connect. > > I am not going to post the details as I am hoping to have > someone help me out with this. I am not a very experienced > Linux administrator but I can manage with proper instruction. > > Thanks for reading > jservices > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups "open-iscsi" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send > an email to open-iscsi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to open-iscsi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.