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Tips and Pitfalls: iSCSI and iSLB

Common Commands show iscsi initiator summary show iscsi initiator detail show iscsi session initiator initiator target target iscsi save-initiator name name show islb initiator show islb session show islb vrrp summary show islb vrrp assignment Key Points / Pitfalls Incoming … Continue reading

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Simultaneously using iSLB and iSCSI initiators

There is an interesting pitfall I discovered today while configuring iSLB and iSCSI initiators simultaneously. Take the following iSLB configuration: Host is WIN1, IP address 10.0.0.1, iqn.initiator-win1 iSLB portal is 10.0.1.1 islb initiator name iqn.initiator-win1 vsan 20 vsan 30 target … Continue reading

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iSLB vs. Traditional iSCSI

One of the most underutilized capabilities of the Cisco MDS seems to be its ability to do iSLB. The configuration of iSLB is transparent to the initiator, so initiators use standard iSCSI software such as Microsofts iSCSI client. The benefits … Continue reading

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