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#51 misty

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Thanks Erwan. Another quick fix. Always a pleasure doing business with you :whistling:

Downloading now to test later this evening. I'm in the middle of a few more iSCSI test with iSCSI Target.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Uhm ... good catch !
 
Try this version : http://erwan.labalec...ytarget_gui.zip .
 
I believe I found the issue and fixed it.

Hi Erwan,

I think you forgot to update the .zip file. I've downloaded the file - it contains the old version 0.4.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Hi Erwan,

I think you forgot to update the .zip file. I've downloaded the file - it contains the old version 0.4.

Misty

 

arg, i hate when this happens :)

similar to sending a mail without the attachment...

fixing it.

 

EDIT : re uploaded and fixed :)

Should now display 0.5 in the title bar.


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Posted 2 weeks ago

EDIT : re uploaded and fixed :)
Should now display 0.5 in the title bar.


Tested. Working. :thumbsup: Forgot to report back. Sorry.

Thanks Erwan

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I tested iSCSI Cake - it supports VHD and VMDK disks that are dynamically expandable but it is Trial version.
 
I know that the topic applies to Windows tools, but if you want something free, you can use 0.5 istgt-20150713.tar.gz on Linux - only the best to compile from sources VirtualBox 4.1.18 with the --with-vbox option:
iSCSI LUN extents with VirtualDisk (VDI, VHD, VMDK) for istgt
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Posted 2 weeks ago

I tested iSCSI Cake - it supports VHD and VMDK disks that are dynamically expandable but it is Trial version.
 
I know that the topic applies to Windows tools, but if you want something free, you can use 0.5 istgt-20150713.tar.gz on Linux - only the best to compile from sources VirtualBox 4.1.18 with the --with-vbox option:
iSCSI LUN extents with VirtualDisk (VDI, VHD, VMDK) for istgt

attachicon.gifistgt_debian.png

 

See excellent review from Misty here about iscsi cake : did not score very well :(

 

Misty has also tested freenas here which is a freebsd variant and which may very well use istgt as well (to be checked thus).

 

Nowadays, the way I see it : 

-on windows Starwind 5.8 (limited free version available) and iScsiconsole (freeware and opensource) are the best candidates

-not on windows, freenas (or rather XigmaNAS) has my preference and has a "embedded" ready to use version.



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Posted 2 weeks ago

I will update the first post within the next day or so to reflect recent experiments and will add links.
 

...Nowadays, the way I see it : 
-on windows Starwind 5.8 (limited free version available) and iScsiconsole (freeware and opensource) are the best candidates
-not on windows, freenas (or rather XigmaNAS) has my preference and has a "embedded" ready to use version.

StarWind 5.8 unfortunately does not appear to be available anymore. If you already have an existing copy with a free license then it's worth using it - it appears less bloated than the current version 8 release and works with UEFI clients. StarWind keep changing the restrictions that come with a free license and I'm not sure which restrictions apply to v5.8 (e.g. can it mount a disk/volume as storage).

iSCSI Console rocks. The only thing missing for my needs is a way of automating starting targets - either via the commandline or a config file. Maybe this will come in a future release. Or maybe this feature is already present, but not documented. There is a /log switch BTW.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

iSCSI Console rocks. The only thing missing for my needs is a way of automating starting targets - either via the commandline or a config file. Maybe this will come in a future release. Or maybe this feature is already present, but not documented. There is a /log switch BTW.Misty

I am already working on a fork ;)
Coming soon...
Config file working already.
Command line almost there.
Will fork on github.
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Posted 2 weeks ago

I am already working on a fork ;)
Coming soon...
Config file working already.
Command line almost there.
Will fork on github.

WOW. Fantastic news. Let me know if you want me to test.

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Posted 2 weeks ago

First post edited as promised.

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Posted A week ago

Updates/discussions about my SAN Boot Windows - Windows iSCSI Software Targets guide have been moved here.

Draft updated. New pages -

http://mistyprojects...les/devices.htm (Supported Device Types)
http://mistyprojects...rted-images.htm (Using Unsupported Virtual Disk Formats)
http://mistyprojects...targets/files/v (alternative Virtual Test Setup)

The main page has been split and several pages created (Contents, Introduction, Comparison and Conclusion)

:cheers:

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