iSCSI configuration for Red Hat Enterprise Linux overview

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Using the ONTAP System Manager classic interface (ONTAP 9.7 and earlier), you can quickly set up the iSCSI service on a storage virtual machine (SVM), provision a LUN, and make the LUN available on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.

These procedures are based on the following assumptions:

  • You are using the iSCSI software initiator on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux host running a supported version of RHEL Series 6.4 or higher.

  • Your network uses IPv4 addressing.

  • You want to assign addresses to logical interfaces using any of the following methods:

    • Automatically, from a subnet you define

    • Manually, using an address selected from an existing subnet

    • Manually, using an address that will be added to an existing subnet

  • You are not configuring iSCSI SAN boot.

For more information on how to configure your specific host with ONTAP, see ONTAP SAN Host Configuration.

For additional details about SAN Administration, consult the ONTAP 9 SAN administration overview

Other ways to do this in ONTAP

To complete this task using…​

Refer to…​

The redesigned System Manager (available with 9.7 and later)

Provision SAN storage

The ONTAP command line interface (CLI)

LUN setup workflow with the CLI