Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
There is a timing issue where the iSCSI initiator comes up
directly after the network and there has not been enough time for
the router/switch on the network to build the route from the iSCSI
initiator to the iSCSI target. So the iSCSI initiator sees
this as a real connection failure.
If you have more than one iSCSI initiator the other ones will
Another symptom is that after boot up if you restart
open-iscsi it will reconnect to all targets.
This can be addressed by doing either of the following.
1. Add a delay to the open-iscsi script. This will give
the network enough time to find its route.
Add "sleep 5" in the /etc/init.d/open-iscsi file in the"iscsi_login_all_nodes" section.
2. Modify /etc/sysconfig/boot and change RUN_PARALLEL="yes" to"no". This will slow the boot process by not allowing it to
use multiple processors on boot up and shutdown. This will
not limit the using of multiprocessors while the system is running,
just boot up and shutdown.
4-5-2010 - Juston Mortenson - removed "reported to engineering" tag.