SimonGreaves
Contributor
Contributor

iSCSI Target & LUN details missing after reboot

Hi

When the Hosts and Openfiler SAN was rebooted recently the datastores on this SAN failed to reappear. I tried refreshing storage adapter in vCenter which didn't work, I tried scanning the adapter again which didn't work. The only way I could get it to work was to remove the Dynamic target and the static targets and reattached the iSCSI target to the SAN.

Does anyone know of a way to automatically start the Openfiler SAN LUN's prior to vCenter conecting the iSCSI targets again, or a way to delay the time it takes for vCenter to re-attach the iSCSI targets to the SAN so that I don't have to manually attach the targets in future.

Or does anyone have any better ideas on how to solve this.

Thanks

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TimPhillips
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Enthusiast

I was using OpenFiler for long time. Based on my experience I can say that best option to fix troubles with it - throw it away.

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SimonGreaves
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Contributor

Can you elaborate on the issues you had.

Would you recommend another virtual SAN?

We are looking at lefthand. Have you had any experience or issues with this?

Thanks

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TimPhillips
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I hadn`t work a lot with LeftHand, but from all I know can say that it`s good. Most of time I`ve worked with Datacore and StarWind. The reason of this - as for me LeftHand is too expensive, while datacore is too complicated for me. Now I`m closely look at StarWind, for now works not bad.