Getting EMC Celerras to work for iscsi on Solaris 10

May 17, 2007

For fun and profit!

Basically, for my own categorization:

1. Celerra-side:
Create filesystems (I am using 4 because I want to stripe across all 4:
nas_fs -n iscsiRAID1_5g -c size=5G pool=clar_r5_performance
nas_fs -n iscsiRAID2_5g -c size=5G pool=clar_r5_performance
nas_fs -n iscsiRAID3_5g -c size=5G pool=clar_r5_performance
nas_fs -n iscsiRAID4_5g -c size=5G pool=clar_r5_performance

Mount filesystems:
server_mount server_2 iscsiRAID1_5g /iscsiRAID1_5g
(repeat for all 4 filesystems)

Create iscsi target:
server_iscsi server_2 -target -alias target_3 -create 1000:np=
( is the datamover IP for this Celerra, “target_3″ is the target name)

Create iscsi LUNs:
server_iscsi server_2 -lun -number 1 -create target_3 -size 5000 -fs iscsiRAID1_5g
server_iscsi server_2 -lun -number 2 -create target_3 -size 5000 -fs iscsiRAID2_5g
server_iscsi server_2 -lun -number 3-create target_3 -size 5000 -fs iscsiRAID3_5g
server_iscsi server_2 -lun -number 4 -create target_3 -size 5000 -fs iscsiRAID4_5g

I am creating 4 luns, 1 for each of the 4 filesystems

2. On the Sun side:
iscsiadm modify discovery --sendtargets enable
iscsiadm add discovery-address

( is the datamover for our Celerra, it will be our iscsi target)

Run this command so you can get the initiator node name:
iscsiadm list initiator-node
It’ll spit out something that looks like this:
Initiator node name:
Initiator node alias: -
Login Parameters (Default/Configured):
Header Digest: NONE/-
Data Digest: NONE/-
Authentication Type: NONE
RADIUS access: unknown
Configured Sessions: 1

We’re interested in the bold part up there, the part that starts with iqn.blahblahblah

Back on the Celerra:
server_iscsi server_2 -mask -set target_3 -initiator -grant 1-4
(use the initiator you got from the previous command, we are granting access to LUNs 1 through 4 (our raid LUNs))
And start the iscsi service if it hasn’t been started already:
server_iscsi server_2 -service -start
You are now completely done on the Celerra side, you can log off.

Back on the Sun:
Run this command to make sure you can see your targets alright
iscsiadm list target
Alias: target_3
TPGT: 1000
ISID: 4000002a0000
Connections: 1

You should see something similar to the above. If you do, you now have a successful connection to the Celerra for iscsi. Don’t forget to create device nodes for your drives by running this:
devfsadm -i iscsi
Now run “format” and you should be able to see your drives show up. Don’t forget to open port 3260 in your firewall so that iscsi traffic can get through.

You should now be in business with your 4 drives. I’m still working on the RAID/mirror/striping part. I will add another post once I figure this out.

If you run into an error where the iscsi driver will not online, take a look at this link.

2 Comments to "Getting EMC Celerras to work for iscsi on Solaris 10"

  1. Riley Wilson wrote:

    I have been getting the following error:

    Jan 9 15:50:57 iscsi: [ID 286457 kern.notice] NOTICE: iscsi connection(9) unable to connect to target (errno:145)

  2. Lee Hinman wrote:

    errno 145 refers to a timeout when attempting to connect to the iscsi target, I would try connecting to the target on port 3260 (to make sure you can access the target) using telnet or something. Also might be good to check your firewalls and make sure they aren’t blocking traffic on that port.

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