Integrating iSCSI LUNs and Making Them Available to the Oracle Linux Server January 16, 2012,
Volume 167, Issue 3
The procedure for using Sun ZFS Storage Appliance iSCSI LUNs in an Oracle Linux environment to augment storage capacity from the resilient storage pools in the appliance is the subject of an oracle.com post by Andrew Ness. He explains that Oracle Linux comes with a software iSCSI initiator package that can be configured to integrate iSCSI LUNs presented by the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance into the Oracle Linux environment. Ness then discusses how to install the Oracle Linux iSCSI initiator on an Oracle Linux server and how to configure an iSCSI LUN on the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance so the LUN can be accessed by an Oracle Linux server using iSCSI protocol. Ness provides procedures for configuring the LUN using either the appliance's browser user interface (BUI) or the appliance's command line interface (CLI). Finally, Ness describes how to prepare the LUN for use by the Oracle Linux server. Ness makes several critical assumptions:
The root password for the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is known.
The IP address or host name of the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance is known.
The network used by the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance has been configured.
The Sun ZFS Storage Appliance has pools configured with sufficient free space available.
The root password for the Oracle Linux server is known.