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iSCSI Clients Not Connecting After Upgrade to SLES 15

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15


After update or upgrade of a SLES 12 system to SLES 15, iSCSI client information may not be present, causing a failure to connect to remote filesystems over iSCSI.

This behavior is due to the fact that the targetcli service is disabled during upgrade:
# systemctl status targetcli
   targetcli.service - "Generic Target-Mode Service (fb)"
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/targetcli.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: inactive (dead)


In order to restore service, the targetcli service must be manually enabled and started:
systemctl enable targetcli
systemctl start targetcli


The deprecated targetcli-fb package was replaced in SLES 15 with python3-targetcli-fb or python2-targetcli-fb, which results in systemd service information being reset to the default (disabled/stopped).


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  • Document ID:000020323
  • Creation Date: 08-Jun-2022
  • Modified Date:08-Jun-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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