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1.  Managing Removable Media (Overview)

2.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

3.  Accessing Removable Media (Tasks)

4.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

5.  Managing Devices (Overview/Tasks)

6.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

7.  Using USB Devices (Overview)

8.  Using USB Devices (Tasks)

9.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

10.  Managing Disks (Overview)

11.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

12.  SPARC: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

13.  x86: Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

14.  Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR

COMSTAR and iSCSI Technology (Overview)

COMSTAR Software and Hardware Requirements

Configuring COMSTAR (Task Map)

Configuring COMSTAR

COMSTAR Terminology

Configuring Dynamic or Static Target Discovery

Configuring iSCSI Devices With COMSTAR

How to Enable the STMF Service

How to Back Up and Restore a COMSTAR Configuration

How to Create an iSCSI LUN

How to Create the iSCSI Target

How to Configure an IB HCA for iSER

How to Configure an iSCSI Initiator

How to Remove Discovered iSCSI Targets

Creating iSCSI Target Portal Groups

Using TPGs with iSER

How to Create a Target Portal Group for iSCSI Targets

How to Access iSCSI Disks

Making SCSI Logical Units Available

How to Make a Logical Unit Available to All Systems

How to Restrict LUN Access to Selected Systems

Configuring Fibre Channel Devices With COMSTAR

Configuring Fibre Channel Ports For COMSTAR

How to Display Existing FC Port Bindings

How to Set All FC Ports to a Specific Mode

How to Set Selected FC Ports to Initiator or Target Mode

Making Logical Units Available for FC and FCoE

How to Make Logical Units Available for FC and FCoE

Configuring FCoE Devices With COMSTAR

Configuring FCoE Ports

Enabling 802.3x PAUSE and Jumbo Frames on the Ethernet Interface

How to Create FCoE Target Ports

How to Verify That an FCoE Target Port Is Working

How to Delete FCoE Target Ports

Configuring SRP Devices With COMSTAR

Using COMSTAR Views With SRP

How to Enable the SRP Target Service

How to Verify SRP Target Status

Configuring Authentication in Your iSCSI-Based Storage Network

How to Configure CHAP Authentication for Your iSCSI Initiator

How to Configure CHAP Authentication for Your iSCSI Target

Using a Third-Party RADIUS Server to Simplify CHAP Management in Your iSCSI Configuration

How to Configure a RADIUS Server for Your iSCSI Target

How to Configure a RADIUS Server for Your iSCSI Initiator

Oracle Solaris iSCSI and RADIUS Server Error Messages

Setting Up iSCSI Multipathed Devices in Oracle Solaris

How to Enable Multiple iSCSI Sessions for a Target

Monitoring Your iSCSI Configuration

How to Display iSCSI Configuration Information

Modifying iSCSI Initiator and Target Parameters

Tuning iSCSI Parameters

How to Tune iSCSI Parameters

How to Modify iSCSI Initiator and Target Parameters

Troubleshooting iSCSI Configuration Problems

No Connections to the iSCSI Target From the Local System

How to Troubleshoot iSCSI Connection Problems

iSCSI Device or Disk Is Not Available on the Local System

How to Troubleshoot iSCSI Device or Disk Unavailability

Use LUN Masking When Using the iSNS Discovery Method

General iSCSI Error Messages

15.  Configuring and Managing the Oracle Solaris Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)

16.  The format Utility (Reference)

17.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

18.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

19.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

20.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

21.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


COMSTAR and iSCSI Technology (Overview)

iSCSI is an acronym for Internet SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage subsystems.

By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, the iSCSI protocol enables you to access block devices from across the network as if they were connected to the local system. COMSTAR provides an easier way to manage these iSCSI target devices.

COMSTAR utilizes a SCSI Target Mode Framework (STMF) to manage target storage devices with the following components:

The following solutions are available to use storage devices in your existing TCP/IP network:

Here are the benefits of usingiSCSI targets and initiators in Oracle Solaris:

Here are the current limitations or restrictions of using the iSCSI initiator software in Oracle Solaris:

COMSTAR Software and Hardware Requirements