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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

iscsi(4D)

Name

iscsi - iSCSI software initiator driver and service

Description

The iscsi driver is a software initiator that transports SCSI commands over TCP/IP as described in RFC 3720.

The initiator driver is administered through iscsiadm(8). The iscsi initiator service is managed by the service management facility, smf(7), under the following FMRI:


svc:/network/iscsi/initiator:default

The iscsi initiator acts as a host adapter driver that attaches the appropriate target driver, for example, sd(4D) for disks, or st(4D) for tapes) for devices it discovers.

Once enabled, the iscsi initiator service ensures the right timing to start the discovery and enumeration of iSCSI devices during boot, but it doesn't guarantee the success of discovery for certain iSCSI devices. If the service is disabled, iscsi driver stops the discovery and enumeration of iSCSI devices and also tries to offline all existing iSCSI devices. iscsiadm(8) works only when the service is enabled.

iSCSI boot(8) is not affected by the status of the iscsi initiator service.

Files

/kernel/drv/sparcv9/iscsi

64-bit SPARC ELF kernel driver

/kernel/drv/amd64/iscsi

64-bit AMD64 ELF kernel driver

/kernel/drv/iscsi.conf

Driver configuration file

/etc/iscsi/*

iscsi persistent store

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/storage/iscsi/iscsi-initiator

See Also

sd(4D), st(4D), attributes(7), smf(7), iscsiadm(8)

RFC 3720 Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)