[Plugins] iSCSI GUI and ISCSI Target


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Hey @ich777 and @SimonF.

 

Thanks for the update.  I pulled the package and while it does resolve the issue with the plugin not working at all, such as the Status screen being back to normal, I am still unable to connect to the Drive I created.  It failed to automatically reconnect and removing and re-adding the IQN leads to the IQN not being discoverable.  Nothing else has changed on my network besides updating Unraid and updating this plugin.  Any ideas?

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10 hours ago, ich777 said:

@gingerdude & @dreadu & @isvein please update the plugin to version 2022.11.06 and the issue should be fixed.

Thanks a lot for the quick fix @ich777!

 

I can confirm, that the "Fix 6.11.2 - added missing libffi7 package" is working.

But I can add:

DNS vs IP did not change anything for me. I had to re-create everything in the "initiators" tab. I could re-add the existing fileIO images, even though they would not show in the "FileIO" tab.

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I did the full recreation when I originally ran into the connection issue so I can't rule out that it wasn't also required.  Regardless, even after doing so the DNS would not work, the IP address did.  So potential solutions may need a recreation of the setup if it doesn't just work.

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20 minutes ago, gingerdude said:

Regardless, even after doing so the DNS would not work, the IP address did.

Can you explain a bit more in detail what you mean with DNS? Is it also possible that there is something wrong with the DNS itself and Unraid can't resolve it?

Have you yet tried if you can ping the domain name?

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Additional information from my side:

  • When updating unraid from 6.11.0 to 6.11.1, I did not re-install the plugin and everything worked.
  • When updating from 6.11.1 to 6.11.2 it did not work and after reading this thread, I re-installed it- without resolving the issue as mentioned in my prev. posts.
  • After the provided fix, I updated the plugin without re-installing it + recreated the luns, iqn, etc. -> worked again, but I did re-install it before the fix, don't know if that changed anything

 

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13 minutes ago, dreadu said:

re-installing it + recreated the luns, iqn, etc. -> worked again

Usually you don't have to create them because they are stored on a separate location on your USB Boot device and the plugin should pick up the old ones just fine.

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7 hours ago, isvein said:

Maybe, never thought of that XD
Did not have to recreate the lun and so :)

I think it could be because targetcli restoreconfig failed. This only gets actioned at array start. So removing installing may have called that process?

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Hello,

will there be any chance to support tap drives (st0) and changers ?

Because i can't see these two devices in the overview

lsscsi shows them:

[9:0:0:0]    tape    HP       Ultrium 5-SCSI   Z63U  /dev/st0 
[9:0:0:1]    mediumx TANDBERG StorageLoader    0495  -     

But your tool ignores them.

 

 

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1 hour ago, pk1057 said:

Hello,

will there be any chance to support tap drives (st0) and changers ?

Because i can't see these two devices in the overview

lsscsi shows them:

[9:0:0:0]    tape    HP       Ultrium 5-SCSI   Z63U  /dev/st0 
[9:0:0:1]    mediumx TANDBERG StorageLoader    0495  -     

But your tool ignores them.

 

 

You can manually add in via targetcli

 

Currently only 

 

/* Only /dev/sd*, dev/sr0, /dev/hd*, and /dev/nvme* devices. */

 

will be shown, I can add st in a future release.

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Just wanted to post to give my thanks for this plugin. I've wanted to use this for years and due to issues with VMs etc and all the other ways of trying to succeed I am now able to use my Games on various machines all from the same NVME drive! which is absolutely outstanding.

 

A million thanks!

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Can someon help me please.

Im just finalizing my build and i want to use iscsi from windows to unraid.

what confuses me is that how unRAID parity works with iscasi drives?

After mounting iscasi on windows, can it be NTFS formatted?

How it appears from unRAID side of things? does it even uses the parity or iscsi is outside parity?

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Hexenhammer said:

How it appears from unRAID side of things? does it even uses the parity or iscsi is outside parity?

You have two options how to do that:

  1. Use a FileIO image <- basically a image file somewhere on the Array or Cache
  2. Use a Block Device <- HDD, SSD or whatever which is dedicated for iSCSI

In both cases you can format the iSCSI device that you mount on Windows but in general I would not recommend that you create a FileIO image on the Array because writes can be really slow due to the Parity, you can do it but I wouldn't recommend it.

 

I would rather recommend that you use a separate disk which is not in the Array or Cache and is dedicated to iSCSI <- basically share the entire disk.

 

A iSCSI device is always shown as a block device (disk) on the client side and is something completely different from for example SAMBA.

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