Guidelines for iSCSI booting using a Converged Network Adapter (CNA) or using IBFT

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 4 (SLES 11 SP4)

Situation

There is continued support for iSCSI booting in SLES 11 SP4 using a converged network adapter card (CNA) or using iBFT, but some guidelines are helpful in setting up a proper configuration.

Resolution

  • The root disk must be used for iSCSI booting using CNA or iBFT.
  • Non-boot-time volumes available via iSCSI do not need to use iBFT, but instead can be accessed using the open-iscsi initiator after the system has booted.  CNAs can be configured via open-iscsi.
  • To place other boot-time non-root volumes on iSCSI using iBFT, the root volume must also be on iSCSI volumes. SLES11 does not support having root on a local disk and swap or other system volumes on iSCSI.

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  • Document ID:7016975
  • Creation Date: 11-Nov-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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