SUSE Certified Engineer - Working with iSCSI Initiators and Targets

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, you’ll be working to configure an iSCSI Target on a system using the YaST utility, including the preparation of the disk device to be shared and ensuring that the LIO iSCSI Target service is set up and running. You’ll then configure an iSCSI Target on your LIO iSCSI Server, confirm it’s working as expected using several utilities, check the configuration file’s details, and then configure the iSCSI initiator or client system to connect with the iSCSI Target and make the disk resource available on the client.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Configure a Disk Resource as an iSCSI Target
  1. Confirm a disk resource for use.
  2. Set the partition table type.
  3. Configure a raw partition on the disk.
  4. Verify target server presence and IQN naming.
Configure an iSCSI Target for Client Usage
  1. Connect to Server2.
  2. Configure the iSCSI Target for use.
  3. Confirm the Target’s availability.
  4. View the JSON configuration file details.
Configure an iSCSI Initiator with a Target
  1. Discover Targets using iSCSI utilities.
  2. Configure the iSCSI client using YaST.
  3. Test connectivity using iSCSI utilities.
  4. Query disk-related utilities for info.

Additional Resources

In this lab, you're a mid-level systems operator who has heard that your company will be purchasing a storage area network (SAN) soon, and that you'll need to be able to use one of your servers as the iSCSI Target Server in front of the SAN device.

You've been tasked with setting up a trial iSCSI Target Server and connecting to it with an iSCSI client, which you'll do with two of your test systems. Instead of waiting for the SAN to arrive, you'll simulate its presence and disk resources with the target system's extra disk acting in place of the SAN resource.

You'll configure the disk resource for the iSCSI Target Server and then configure the iSCSI initiator or client to connect with the Target Server and cause the disk resources to be available locally on the client system.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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