Setup iSCSI Initiator

Setting up an iSCSI Initiator on CentOS 6

This post is taken from http://www.server-info.world and copied here for convenience .  All credit for this should go to the original author at the above link.  These instructions worked perfectly for me on CentOS 6.5.

Also see Setup iSCSI Target

[root@www ~]# yum -y install iscsi-initiator-utils
[root@www ~]# vi /etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf
# line 53: uncomment
node.session.auth.authmethod = CHAP
# line 57,58: uncomment and set username and password which set on iSCSI Target
node.session.auth.username = username
node.session.auth.password = password
[root@www ~]# systemctl start iscsid.service
[root@www ~]# systemctl enable iscsid.service
# discover target
[root@www ~]# iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p 10.0.0.30
10.0.0.30:3260,1 iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00

# make sure status after discovery
[root@www ~]# iscsiadm -m node -o show
# BEGIN RECORD 6.2.0.873-1
node.name = iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00
node.tpgt = 1
node.startup = automatic
node.leading_login = No
iface.hwaddress =
iface.ipaddress =
iface.iscsi_ifacename = default
iface.net_ifacename =
iface.transport_name = tcp


# END RECORD

# login to target
[root@www ~]# iscsiadm -m node –login
Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00, portal: 10.0.0.30,3260] (multiple)
[ 1179.512093] scsi2 : iSCSI Initiator over TCP/IP
[ 1180.521816] scsi 2:0:0:0: RAID IET Controller 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 1180.523072] scsi 2:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 12
[ 1180.527143] scsi 2:0:0:1: Direct-Access IET VIRTUAL-DISK 0001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 5
[ 1180.529998] sd 2:0:0:1: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
[ 1180.531146] sd 2:0:0:1: [sda] 16777216 512-byte logical blocks: (8.58 GB/8.00 GiB)
Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00, portal: 10.0.0.30,3260] successful.

# show current session
[root@www ~]# iscsiadm -m session -o show
tcp: [1] 10.0.0.30:3260,1 iqn.2013-07.world.server:target00
# show partitions
[root@www ~]# cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

252 0 20971520 vda
252 1 512000 vda1
252 2 20458496 vda2
253 0 4128768 dm-0
253 1 16326656 dm-1
8 0 8388608 sda
8 1 8387584 sda1
# added new device “sda*” provided from target

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