How to Provision ISCSI target LUNS in Open-E DSS ?

In the Open-E DSS V7 series, we have seen the installation  and initial setup of open-e the data storage management software.Here we will see how to add the disks to the Open-E volume manager and how to create a logical volume. In the end of this article, you can see how to create a new ISCSI target and how to map the LUNS to the targets. Open-E Web interface is very simple one to perform all the above tasks. Here we will see the step by step guide of the open-e operations.Open-E DSS V7 supports SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation
for Windows Server 2008 Cluster.

Note:These disks are not supported on veritas cluster I/O fencing.
1.Open the Open-E webpage. (Default:https://Open-E DSS V7 IP address :443)

2.From the above screen, you can navigate it to Configuration as like below.

3.Re-scan the drives ,if its not visible.

4.Once the disk is visible , you can enter the new volume group name(pool1) and click on apply.
Note: VMWARE SCSI disks are not supported.Here i have used the VMWARE IDE disk.

5.You can see the new volume group name in the top left.

6.You can create a  new volume in bottom of the above screen.

7.You will get the below message ,once you have created the new iscsi volume.

8.To navigate to the ISCSI target, you can click the link which is shown the above image.

 You can also navigate  by clicking -> configuration -> ISCSI target Manager- > Targets.

9.Since we have target0 exists, no need to create the target1 .Just click on target0 to see the LUN assigned status.

10.Add the target “iqn.2013-11:unixarena-san1.target0” to your client machine to access the LUN.
Click here to see how to add ISCSI targets in Solaris.
Click here to see how to add the ISCSI targets in redhat Linux.

Hope you have learned about setting up the ISCSI targets in open-E. Open-E DSS V7 is very helpful for system administrator to setup the virtual Cluster setup for veritas cluster,Redhat Linux and VMWARE ESXi to provide the shared storage setup.

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