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The host of the S2600 is Windows XP system and the disks have lost after restarting

Publication Date:  2012-11-23 Views:  93 Downloads:  0
Issue Description
There are some storage devices which have used the IP-SAN network, the front service host has used the Windows XP system, there has configured as auto connection in the properties of the iSCSI initiator, however, after restarting the  Windows XP system, the storage’s connection status is still “inactive”.

Alarm Information
Handling Process
Write an executable script and load it to the system’s startup item, after the system has started successfully, implement the mounting operation again.
1. Write the script as the following format:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli ListTargets ForceUpdate;
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli qlogintarget TargetName UserName(chap user) TargetSecret(chap password)
For instance, in order to add the TargetName, edit as the following: C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli ListTargets ForceUpdate;
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli qlogintarget  username1  123456
C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli qlogintarget username1   123456
Remarks:  “C:\WINDOWS\system32\iscsicli” denotes the catalog where the command “iscsicli” is in; if the client hasn’t the chap certification of the startup port, it needn’t to add the “UserName (chap user), TargetSecret (chap password)”.
2. Write the above content into a “a.bat” batch processing script, and then copy it to the catalog “C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\「startup」menu\program\start”, and let it starts automatically while the system starting.

Root Cause
For the Windows operating system, during the process of starting and implementing the mounting, if the storage device hasn’t been scanned, the operation of mounting will be unsuccessful, after the system has completed restarting, the mapping’s connection status is “inactive”.