Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 402431
iSCSI authentication during kickstart does not work
Last modified: 2009-01-20 16:37:57 EST
Description of problem:
The kickstart section of the Installation guide mentions for the iscsi option
the use of a username and password. But this does not work, when specifying a
username and password in the kickstart file the login to the target still does
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a kickstart file to install onto a iscsi target that is secured with a
username and password
2. Start the installation using the kickstart file
The login to the target fails.
That the login succeeds.
Attached is a patch that fixes this, it sets the username and password of the
target before attempting a login. This only fixes the kickstart part of
anaconda. For GUI installs the case of a username and password still needs to be
Created attachment 271111 [details]
Patch to enable authentication for iscsi targets in kickstart mode
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This should be fixed in git's "rhel5-branch", and will be included in 184.108.40.206 .
a fix for this issue should be in RHEL5.3 Beta available on RHN. Are you willing/able to test if this has been fixed.
I'm a bit busy at the moment, but I'll try to test the 5.3 beta. No ETA unfortunately.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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