The iSCSI Server module allows you to export disk devices to other systems over the network using the iSCSI protocol. Configuration is done primarily by creating three types of objects - Devices to Share, Devices Combinations and Sharing Targets, described below. You can also edit settings that apply to the entire iSCSI server using the iSCSI Server Options page.
- Devices to Share
- (extents in the config file)
Each of these is a partition, RAID device, logical volume or file that can be fully or partially exported via iSCSI. Shared devices should not be used for any othe purpose on this system.
- Device Combinations
- (devices in the config file)
These allow you to combine multiple Devices to share into a larger device for export. Devices can either be joined in RAID0-style to add their sizes together, or mirrored RAID1-style for redundancy and improved read performance.
- Sharing Targets
- (target in the config file)
Each entry in this list exports either a device or device combination to all systems on a selected network. A share can be either read-only or read/write.
At the bottom of the module's main page are buttons to stop, start and restart the iSCSI server. Configuration changes will not be applied until the server is restarted.