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1.  Managing Removable Media (Tasks)

2.  Writing CDs and DVDs (Tasks)

3.  Managing Devices (Tasks)

4.  Dynamically Configuring Devices (Tasks)

5.  Managing USB Devices (Tasks)

6.  Using InfiniBand Devices (Overview/Tasks)

7.  Managing Disks (Overview)

8.  Managing Disk Use (Tasks)

9.  Administering Disks (Tasks)

10.  Setting Up Disks (Tasks)

11.  Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Tasks)

Overview of COMSTAR Features

Identifying COMSTAR Software and Hardware Requirements

Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Task Map)

COMSTAR Terminology

Configuring Dynamic or Static Target Discovery

Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Tasks)

How to Enable the STMF Service

How to Back Up and Restore a COMSTAR Configuration

How to Create a Logical Unit

How to Create an iSCSI Target

How to Enable iSNS Discovery for the Target Device

How to Configure an IB HCA for iSER

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 Logical Unit Access to Selected Systems

Configuring Fibre Channel Devices With COMSTAR

Configuring Fibre Channel Ports With 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

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

13.  The format Utility (Reference)

14.  Managing File Systems (Overview)

15.  Creating and Mounting File Systems (Tasks)

16.  Configuring Additional Swap Space (Tasks)

17.  Copying Files and File Systems (Tasks)

18.  Managing Tape Drives (Tasks)


Configuring Storage Devices With COMSTAR (Task Map)

This is a general list of tasks associated with configuring storage devices with COMSTAR. Some of the tasks are optional depending on your network configuration needs. Some of the links below will take you to separate documents that describe network configuration and initiator configuration.

COMSTAR Terminology

Review the following terminology before configuring target devices with COMSTAR.

The process that presents the initiator with a list of available targets.
Discovery method
The way in which the iSCSI targets can be found. Three methods are currently available:
  • Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) – Potential targets are discovered by interacting with one or more iSNS servers.

  • SendTargets – Potential targets are discovered by using a discovery-address.

  • Static – Static target addressing is configured.

The driver that initiates SCSI requests to the iSCSI target.
Initiator group
A set of initiators. When an initiator group is associated with a , only initiators from that group may access the .
iqn or eui address format
An iqn (iSCSI qualified name) address is the unique identifier for a device in an iSCSI network using the form An iSCSI initiator or target is assigned an IQN name automatically when the iSCSI initiator or target is initialized.

An eui (extended unique identifier) address consists of 16 hexadecimal digits, and identifies a class of GUIDs that is used in both the SCSI and InfiniBand standards. SRP devices use the eui address format.

Logical unit
A uniquely numbered component in a storage system. When a is associated with one or more SCSI targets, the target can be accessed by one or more SCSI initiators.
Target device
The iSCSI storage component.
Target group
A set of targets. A can be made available to all targets in one target group.
Target portal group
A list of IP addresses that determines which interfaces a specific iSCSI target will listen to. A TPG contains IP addresses and TCP port numbers

Configuring Dynamic or Static Target Discovery

Determine whether you want to configure one of the dynamic device discovery methods or use static iSCSI initiator targets to perform device discovery.

Note - Do not configure an iSCSI target to be discovered by both static and dynamic device discovery methods. The consequence of using redundant discovery methods might be slow performance when the initiator is communicating with the iSCSI target device.