Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How to install and configure Openfiler iscsi target

Openfiler is a os / sw for implementing or configuring iscsi devices. Suppose your company doesnt have a SAN storage. But you want a shared disk for one application. You can use openfiler here. With openfiler you can create a iscsi target. And by installing the proper iscsi initiator on the client you can mount the openfiler's iscsi target on your client. In background its just redhat rhel linux.
Iscsi-initiator [client]        <----------------------------------         Openfiler Iscsi-target
In this example we are using openfiler as iscsi target and a Rhel5 machine as iscsi initiator.
Openfiler Installation and configuration:
Download the openfiler openfiler-2.3-x86-disc1.iso from Openfiler website. Installation steps are shown below.