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The host cannot find iSCSI port of storage because of wrong configuration of initiatorName

Publication Date:  2012-10-16 Views:  141 Downloads:  0

Issue Description

There are ‘_‘, ‘@’, ‘,’ in initiatorName, after configuring right DiscoveryAddress in RedHat host, it cannot find any storages by using iscsi-ls to check iscsi port.

Alarm Information


Handling Process

First make the initiatorName legal. Then type /etc/init.d/iscsi restart command to restart iSCSI. Then it can find devices.

Root Cause

InitiatorName does not support special characters. It can only contain letters, ‘-‘, ‘.’.


When name a initiator, please use legal name.