FredAlc
1 Copper

Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Hello

I have to install a MD3000i for our storage, but I met a problem when trying to add target portal using Microsoft iSCSI initiator.

Here's my configuration:

MD3000i and Windows 2003 Server (Standard Edition) SP2

(Windows server and Module Controlers are connected to network with adress in 172.25.x.x)

 

MD Storage Manager was installed on this server, storage array was detected.

Server and Module controlers are directly linked via In0 ports (adress in a subnetwork 192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x, one for each Module controler).

 

I installed Microsoft iSCSI Initiator, launched it and tried to add target portal...

To add target portal, I use the 192.168.1.x adress of the array and select "Local Adapter": Microsoft iSCSI Initiator, "Source IP": 192.168.1.1

Then an error occurs: "Initiator Error".

Could someone say where is my mistake ? and what is that "initiator error" ?

 

Firewall was down, my rights are administrator, no CHAP was configured.

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mrokkam
3 Argentium

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Are you able to ping the array from the server?

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FredAlc
1 Copper

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Yes, ping is OK for the 2 module controlers

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mrokkam
3 Argentium

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Based on what I see, your config should work....

Can you try to repeat the process without selecting a source IP (leave it as default or 0.0.0.0)? I remember something like that helping a similar issue I had seen a while ago.

 

-Mohan

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FredAlc
1 Copper

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

I've tested it before (with default parameters, with/without source IP) but I try another time and problem remains.

 

Actually I look at the network card, maybe something wrong in it ? compatibility ? (Broadcom NetXTreme Gigabit)

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Dev Mgr
5 Iridium

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

I just want to make sure I understand your setup.

 

Server:

LAN IP: 172.25.x.x

iSCSI IP 1: 192.168.1.x direct-connected to controller 0 in-port 0

iSCSI IP 2: 192.168.2.x direct-connected to controller 1 in-port 0

 

MD3000i:

Management ports: both on the 172.25.x.x subnet

Controller 0 in-port 0: 192.168.1.x

Controller 0 in-port 1: irrelevant for this as it's not used/connected

Controller 1 in-port 0: 192.168.2.x

Controller 1 in-port 1: irrelevant for this as it's not used/connected

 

Is this correct?

Member since 2003

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FredAlc
1 Copper

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Yes, this is correct.

 

Server:

iSCSI IP 1: 192.168.1.1 direct-connected to controller 0 in-port 0

iSCSI IP 2: 192.168.2.1 direct-connected to controller 1 in-port 0

 

MD3000i:

Controller 0 in-port 0: 192.168.1.2

Controller 0 in-port 1: irrelevant for this as it's not used/connected

Controller 1 in-port 0: 192.168.2.2

Controller 1 in-port 1: irrelevant for this as it's not used/connected

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Pawn33
2 Bronze

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

you may try re-installing the Initiator or updating to 2.08.

here is the link.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=12cb3c1a-15d6-4585-b385-befd1319f825&displa...

See if that works.

if you ping the Md, you should be getting a TTL of 64 back from the box.

 

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FredAlc
1 Copper

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

I've already tried to reinstall the initiator (it's already a 2.08, build 3825), without improvement emoticon.Sad.title

 

For the ping:

Pinging 192.168.1.2 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

 

(Thanks for the help emoticon.Yes.title )

 

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Dev Mgr
5 Iridium

Re: Dell PowerVault MD3000i, impossible to add iSCSI target portal

Did you modify your server's iqn name? If so, set it back to default and try again.

Member since 2003

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