Novell Iscsi does not support scsi reserve and release commands

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  • 19-Sep-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Netware 6.5
Netware 6.0
Novell Iscsi


Novell iscsi does not support the SCSI RESERVE/RELEASE commands, which means it won't work in an MS cluster configuration, which depends on these commands to control which server in the cluster gets access to storage. There are no plans to add this in the future to NetWare.

The Novell cluster environment uses a completely different proprietary method using regular disk reads/writes to accomplish the same thing so it does not have to rely on the reserve/release support for the iscsi target.