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Connecting from RHEL 5.4 via bnx2i using iscsi offload does not work

I can make iscsi connection trough real ethernet interfaces, but not trough ifaces. I would like to use offload properties of nic. I have not used hba before, but have used lot of time trying to figure this out. If anyone can help, I will be very happy. I am using RHEL 5.4. In console I get mesages: bnx2i: ISCSI not supported, dev=eth4
bnx2i: ISCSI not supported, dev=eth5

I already put this into other forum, but was adviced to send it here. I did not found any way to move it, sorry cross posting.


Thank you for any information,

Arto

I have following setup:

eth5      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:18:5B:EB:9E, inet addr:10.10.13.6  Bcast:10.10.13.255  Mask:255.255.255.0, TCP-offload off

eth4      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:18:5B:EB:9C, inet addr:10.10.13.5  Bcast:10.10.13.255  Mask:255.255.255.0, TCP-offload off

# sudo /sbin/iscsiadm -m ifacedefault tcp,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>
iser iser,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>
bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f bnx2i,00:10:18:5b:eb:9f,10.10.13.8,<empty>,<empty>
bnx2i.00:00:00:00:00:00 bnx2i,00:00:00:00:00:00,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>
bnx2i.00:22:19:65:77:8d bnx2i,00:22:19:65:77:8d,<empty>,<empty>,<empty>
bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d bnx2i,00:10:18:5b:eb:9d,10.10.13.7,<empty>,<empty>
#sudo /sbin/iscsiadm -m discovery -t st -p 10.10.13.251:3260 -I bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d -I bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f -P 1 -o update
Target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0474f2c03-25b000034be4b199-rhostos
Portal: 10.10.13.251:3260,1
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d
Target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0744f2c03-345000034c14b199-rhostdb
Portal: 10.10.13.251:3260,1
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d
Target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:6-8a0900-92e4f2c03-39f000021f749d0a-vss-control
Portal: 10.10.13.251:3260,1
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f
Iface Name: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d
sudo /sbin/iscsiadm -m node -lLogging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0474f2c03-25b000034be4b199-rhostos, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
Logging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0474f2c03-25b000034be4b199-rhostos, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
Logging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0744f2c03-345000034c14b199-rhostdb, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
Logging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0744f2c03-345000034c14b199-rhostdb, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
Logging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:6-8a0900-92e4f2c03-39f000021f749d0a-vss-control, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
Logging in to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:6-8a0900-92e4f2c03-39f000021f749d0a-vss-control, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0474f2c03-25b000034be4b199-rhostos, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0474f2c03-25b000034be4b199-rhostos, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0744f2c03-345000034c14b199-rhostdb, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:0-8a0906-0744f2c03-345000034c14b199-rhostdb, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9f, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:6-8a0900-92e4f2c03-39f000021f749d0a-vss-control, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)
iscsiadm: Could not login to [iface: bnx2i.00:10:18:5b:eb:9d, target: iqn.2001-05.com.equallogic:6-8a0900-92e4f2c03-39f000021f749d0a-vss-control, portal: 10.10.13.251,3260]:
iscsiadm: initiator reported error (4 - encountered connection failure)

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Re: Connecting from RHEL 5.4 via bnx2i using iscsi offload does not work

Is this a 32-Bit or 64-Bit install ?  The following is only if it is 32-Bit OS.

The document Dell™ PowerEdge™ Systems Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5.4 (x86_64, x86) Installation Instructions and ... contains the following information.

 

Unable to Connect to an iSCSI Target With bnx2i Transport

The iSCSI initiator in a 32-bit installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 fails to connect to a iSCSI target when using the bnx2i transport
(Broadcom

 

® iSCSI offload capable network controllers). This issue occurs because the initiator forms an incorrect target MAC address
which prevents login to the target.

A fix for this issue will be available in a future update of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

 

-cjtompsett

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