Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 432820
RHEL 5.1 seemingly has no CHAP support on install
Last modified: 2008-02-15 16:33:45 EST
Description of problem:
Anaconda does not seem to have fields in the UI where the user can enter CHAP
information to connect to an iSCSI target and install the OS onto a LUN. Since
RHEL 5.1 provides native support for iSCSI boot/install without iBFT support,
the user must be allowed to input CHAP/Mutual CHAP parameters via the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5.1 Server
Since the UI in the anaconda installer has no fields for CHAP UserName and
Password, this issue is reproducibe whenever someone tries to connect to a
target LUN that expects CHAP authentication.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable CHAP on an iSCSI target.
2. Ensure iscsi adapter makes a connection to the target (Before int 13 via
3. Attempt to add an iscsi disk during install observe install fails.
Install to remote LUN fails (CHAP authentication fails, and the target LUN
does not show up in the list of HDs to install)
It is expected that the user will be given a way to enter CHAP information by
Anaconda for authentication to proceed, and upon success the user will be able
to see the target LUN.
If Anaconda can pull information from the iBFT (iSCSI Boot Firmware Table) in
future releases, the CHAP information (if any) can be retrieved from there to
send to the target at time of install.
This is a duplicate of bug 432819. It was a double post for some reason.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 432819 ***