Solved

can´t connect ISCSI SAN IBM storwize v7000

Posted on 2013-01-08
8
1,906 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-27
Hi,

I have configured an IBM storwize v7000 SAN, i have configured a 19 TB volume, and created an ISCSI host. I have connected to my windows 2008R2 ISCSI initiator with no problem, as this link shows.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-server-2008/Connect-Windows-Server-2008-Windows-Vista-iSCSI-Server.html

When i try to initialize this disk in the disk management console it doesn´t initialize the disk. In the system events shows this event.

 The description for Event ID 129 from source iScsiPrt cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
The message has no description.

This message is logged when the Vista initiator or the Windows Server 2008 initiator sends an iSCSI Task Management command to the target device, and the device (\Device\ScsiPort0) does not respond within the time-out period.

Does anyone know why this happend.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Camel0t
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:paulsolov
paulsolov earned 300 total points
ID: 38763136
not fully familar with the new line of HP products (3par) but iscsi should be fairly easy.

1.  Do you have a separate VLAN/subnet for your iscsi traffic?
2.  On the SAN have you added the IP of the initiator (the machine connecting to the LUN) to the target IP (the ip that's advertising the LUN).
0
 

Author Comment

by:Camel0t
ID: 38763608
Yes, i´ve got a different subnet to my ISCSI traffic and i have configured the IP of the initiator.
I can ping and connect to my ISCSI device, but it doesn´t initialize when i try to connect it to the server in the disk management console.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 38763670
Have you added the IQN (initiator) to the target?
0
Resolve Critical IT Incidents Fast

If your data, services or processes become compromised, your organization can suffer damage in just minutes and how fast you communicate during a major IT incident is everything. Learn how to immediately identify incidents & best practices to resolve them quickly and effectively.

 

Author Comment

by:Camel0t
ID: 38763796
Yes, and it appears as connected in the "targets" tab of the windows 2008r2 initiator, but it doesn´t initialize as local disk in the server.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:paulsolov
ID: 38764045
make sure that the permissons on the san are read/write, I have seen this when it's only read permissions to the LUN, otherwise you can call HP and work with their support, they're pretty good at resolving issues like this
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Camel0t earned 0 total points
ID: 38804435
I finally have configured the SAN as fiberchannel, thanks everyone for your assistance.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Camel0t
ID: 38821877
I solved my problem by configuring it in a different way.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:cdjc
ID: 39027576
I'm afraid that it's not as simple as reading an OpenFiler HOWTO Blog post and applying part of the steps for Windows :(

Luckily, IBM has a very thorough Redbooks site.  So, for future use, in case anyone finds this question looking for an iSCSI answer, please refer to the following sections in the "Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 V6.3" Redbook, found here: http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/sg247938.html

Section 4.2.2 - Windows 2008 R2: Preparing for iSCSI.  (There are registry modifications that need to be made here as well.)

Section 4.3.2 - Creating iSCSI Hosts.
0

Featured Post

MIM Survival Guide for Service Desk Managers

Major incidents can send mastered service desk processes into disorder. Systems and tools produce the data needed to resolve these incidents, but your challenge is getting that information to the right people fast. Check out the Survival Guide and begin bringing order to chaos.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question