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kernel: [ 4396.317032] Unable to locate Target IQN: in Storage Node

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 1 (SLES 12 SP1)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 SP2)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 3 (SLES 12 SP3)
SUSE Enterprise Storage 4
SUSE Enterprise Storage 3
SUSE Enterprise Storage 5


Following messages are flooding /var/log/messages  on iSCSI target server:

2018-01-08T17:20:02.147811+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 4396.317032] Unable to locate Target IQN: in Storage Node
2018-01-08T17:20:02.147828+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 4396.317079] iSCSI Login negotiation failed.


Enable iSCSI debug logging on iSCSI gateway with the following command executed as root user

echo "file drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_login.c +pf" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control

Now examine /var/log/messages :

tail -f -n 0 /var/log/messages | grep -A 5 "Received iSCSI login request from"

Log shows the login request from client with IP address followed with a message "Unable to locate Target ...":

n4:~ # tail -f -n 0 /var/log/messages | grep -A 5 "Received iSCSI login request from"
2018-01-08T17:41:03.899850+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5658.069550] __iscsi_target_login_thread: Received iSCSI login request from on 
iSCSI/TCP Network Portal
2018-01-08T17:41:03.899852+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5658.069551] __iscsi_target_login_thread: Moving to TARG_CONN_STATE_IN_LOGIN.
2018-01-08T17:41:03.899854+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5658.069568] Unable to locate Target IQN: in Storage Node
2018-01-08T17:41:03.899857+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5658.069580] iSCSI Login negotiation failed.
2018-01-08T17:41:03.899859+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5658.069592] __iscsi_target_login_thread: Moving to TARG_CONN_STATE_FREE.
2018-01-08T17:41:05.899819+01:00 n4 kernel: [ 5660.070763] iscsi_start_login_thread_timer: Added timeout timer to iSCSI login request for 15 seconds.

This means that client is attempting to login to non-existing target on iSCSI target server.
Login to and reconfigure the client.

Don't forget to disable the debug:

echo "file drivers/target/iscsi/iscsi_target_login.c -pf" > /sys/kernel/debug/dynamic_debug/control


Those messages mean there's an iSCSI client trying to connect to the iSCSI target that no longer exists.
To get rid of the annoying messages, which are otherwise harmless,  find the client trying to connect to non-existing target and perform a new target discovery.


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  • Document ID:7022528
  • Creation Date: 09-Jan-2018
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Enterprise Storage
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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