How to connect to an iSCSI target from Linux Lite 3.0

Today I am testing and playing with my Linux Lite 3.0 dekstop. Its fun and interesting to work with Linux Lite 3.0. Here I want to share about how to connect to iSCSI target from my Linux Lite 3.0. I know this task is not kind of a usual desktop users but in case you are working with Linux Lite and willing to connect to your existing iSCSI target, this tutorial may help.

Please take a note that this tutorial uses the existing iscsi target server. So, if you don’t have any iscsi target enabled on your network, you should create a new one first before attempting to connect to it. Ok, here is my setup:

  • iscsi target server IP address: 10.34.0.9
  • iscsi initiator: my Linux Lite 3.0 desktop

First we need to install iscsi administration package via Terminal.

sudo apt-get install open-iscsi

That is the only package we need to connect to an iscsi target. Still in Terminal, execute this command:

sudo iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p 10.34.0.9

You may change the ip address with your target server. And please also note that my iscsi target does not require any authentication. And the output will looks like this:

10.34.0.9:3260,1 iqn.2011-08.com.asustor:as3102t-8b2081.asustor001

Make a note of the iscsi target detail from the output and then execute this command. Change the iqn*** part with yours.

sudo iscsiadm --mode node --targetname iqn.2011-08.com.asustor:as3102t-8b2081.asustor001 --portal 10.34.0.9:3260 --login

Sample Output:

Logging in to [iface: default, target: iqn.2011-08.com.asustor:as3102t-8b2081.asustor001, portal: 10.34.0.9,3260] (multiple)
Login to [iface: default, target: iqn.2011-08.com.asustor:as3102t-8b2081.asustor001, portal: 10.34.0.9,3260] successful.

Now check if your iscsi target disk is listed from fdisk -l command

sudo fdisk -l

Sample Output:

iscsi target on linux liteNow your new iscsi disk should be listed and you can then mount, format or do anything you want. Thank you.

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