I usually use IET version of iSCSI Target software but this is having issues with the 2008 R2 Initiator. I read that 2008 R2 will work better with the SCST version of iSCSI target but I haven’t been able to get it to work. The source code is found on the scst.sourceforge.net website as well as packages for a few different distros. I’ve tried on Ubuntu and openSUSE and can’t get the modules to load. There’s a step-by-step at this website http://iscsi-scst.sourceforge.net/iscsi-scst-howto.txt but on the step where I’m supposed to run make on a few different files it fails for both distros and as a result I can’t run modprobe to install the modules. I figured the easiest thing to do would be to add the repo for openSUSE, assuming the missing module would resolve as a dependency, so I added the repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ortel/openSUSE_Factory. The package installs fine and I get my config files and startup scripts but still no scst module.
Has anyone been able to get this SCST version of iSCSI to install and run? I need it because from what I’ve read this iSCSI Target supports SCSI 3 which is what is required by 2008 R2 Initiator (just not working with IET iSCSI).
It would be great if someone could help with this. I have been trying to do the same thing. I have tried with 11.1 and 11.2. Trying to piece information together from the SCST HowTo and various sites.
This would be a great addition to openSUS and I was thinking of putting together a HowTo once done.
These are the step I have so far. Mostly from the SCST HowTo with a lot of googling to resolve differences.
Install Default 11.1
Configure online repositories
Package repositories - openSUSE
Open Terminal and install Subversion and other needed modules
Zypper in gcc ncurses-devel lsscsi patch subversion
zypper in make open-iscsi
zypper in kernel-source kernel-syms linux-kernel-headers module-init-tools
From Yast Software select patterns and install
In Terminal download SCST
svn co https://scst.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/scst/trunk scst
In your root folder you will now have a folder called /scst
Kernel Patch for SUSE 11.1
patch -p1 < $HOME/scst/iscsi-scst/kernel/patches/put_page_callback-2.6.32.patch
patch -p1 < $HOME/scst/scst/kernel/scst_exec_req_fifo-2.6.32.patch
Next, build and install the kernel:
make && make modules
make modules_install && make install
This is as far as I have gotten. When I reboot to load the new kernel they system fails to load saying /dev/hda1 not found. Various sites indicated that the ramdisk needed to be rebuilt durring this process but I am not knowledgeable enough to know what went wrong.
Anyone care to help?
On 2012-09-02 06:56, toddhunter wrote:
> It would be great if someone could help with this. I have been trying
> to do the same thing. I have tried with 11.1 and 11.2. Trying to piece
> information together from the SCST HowTo and various sites.
11.1 and 11.2 are not maintained anymore. Please use a supported version, like 12.1
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))