Before You Begin
iSCSI virtual drives are used primarily to run supported operating systems that reside on an external server that function as the Sun Server X3-2L host operating system.
iSCSI virtual drives must be configured in the iSCSI BIOS Setup Utility screens. You must set the iSCSI parameters on the selected port.
Before you begin:
You should be familiar with iSCSI theory of operation for the selected OS.
Refer to the OS documentation to verify that iSCSI targets can be mounted on a client.
You will need access to an external iSCSI server running on any supported OS.
The Sun Server X3-2L must be in UEFI Boot Mode, not Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.
You must provide the following information from the iSCSI target server. The following items are entered into the iSCSI BIOS Setup Utility screens.
Options displayed include iSCSI booting and all controllable devices.
Note - The selection for iSCSI will always be an option in UEFI Boot mode; however, other menu options might change depending on which cards are installed in the system.
The IQN identifies:
The string “iqn”
A date code that specifies the year and month in which the organization registered the domain or subdomain name used as the naming authority string
The organizational naming authority string, which consists of a valid, reversed domain or subdomain name
Optionally, a “:” (colon) followed by a string that the assigning organization can choose, which must make each assigned iSCSI name unique
The iSCSI Initiator Name must conform to the IQN naming scheme (see RFC 3271 – Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Naming and Discovery). For example: iqn.1988-2.com.oracle:000000000000
For example, Port 00-21-28-E7-71-06.
The Port Configuration screen appears, and iSCSI is disabled by default.
DHCP is disabled by default.
If you keep DHCP disabled, continue to Step 9.
If you set DHCP to enabled, continue to Step 10.
For example: iqn.1988-12.oracle.com:x4170-m3-target
For example: 192.0.2.1
For example: 3260 (default target port setting)
Note - When iSCSI is enabled on a network port, PXE is disabled for the port.
For example: 0
You do not need to enter the settings for the Initiator and the related fields are hidden.
The Target information is retrieved from the DHCP service and the related fields are hidden.
None – Default setting; CHAP disabled and not required.
One Way – Also known as unidirectional; required information is CHAP Name and CHAP Secret.
CHAP Name – User configurable. Typically the name of the Initiator, but can be any name. Must also be set at the target to authenticate the Initiator.
CHAP Secret – User configurable password. Must be set on the target and the initiator.
Mutual – Also known as bidirectional; required information is CHAP Name, CHAP Secret, Reverse CHAP Name, and Reverse CHAP Secret.
Reverse CHAP Name – Set a CHAP name for the target as a parameter of the target.
Reverse CHAP Secret – Set a password for the target.
Note - The target must be configured to acknowledge a CHAP and the parameters used.
The Please Select Boot device dialog appears.