Description of problem:
When installing RHEL5.9 build, it was not able to start iscsi session.
The same settings worked fine on RHEL6.3
iscsiadm -m fw
iscsiadm: Could not get list of targets from firmware. (err 21)
The server is using an embedded BCM card for booting.
iSCSI boot to target: disabled
HBA mode: enabled
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
iscsid version 2.0-872.13.el5
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RHEL5.9 build
2.break install and check if iscsi session is available
(iscsiadm -m session)
iscsiadm -m session
iscsiadm: No active sessions
iscsi session should be displayed
tried on storageqe-11
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Darn. I have not changed anything in rhel5.9 from rhel 5.8.
Actually it does not look like a regression.
I reproduced the issue with RHEL5.8 using the same settings.
on BIOS there is:
eth0 for PXE boot
eth1 iSCSI boot
boot to target is disabled and HBA mode enabled.
On RHEL6.3 I have:
sh-4.1# iscsiadm -m fw
# BEGIN RECORD 2.0-872.41.el6
iface.initiatorname = iqn.1994-05.com.redhat:storageqe-11
iface.transport_name = tcp
iface.hwaddress = e8:39:35:20:de:cd
iface.bootproto = DHCP
iface.ipaddress = 10.16.71.1
iface.subnet_mask = 255.255.248.0
iface.gateway = 10.16.71.254
iface.primary_dns = 10.16.36.29
iface.secondary_dns = 10.16.255.2
iface.vlan_id = 0
iface.net_ifacename = eth1
node.name = iqn.1992-08.com.netapp:sn.151753773
node.conn.address = 10.16.43.127
node.conn.port = 3260
node.boot_lun = 00000000
# END RECORD
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Broadcom L2 iSCSI boot is not supported in RHEL 5.