iscsi-target man page

iscsi-target ā€” service remote iSCSI requests

Synopsis

iscsi-target [-46DV] [-b block length] [-f configuration file] [-p port number] [-s maximum number of sessions] [-t target name] [-v verbose arg]

Description

iscsi-target is the server for iSCSI requests from iSCSI initiators. iscsi-target listens for discovery and login requests on the required port, and responds to those requests appropriately.

Options and operands available for iscsi-target:

-4

iscsi-target will listen for IPv4 connections, and respond back using IPv4. This is the default address family.

-6

iscsi-target will listen for IPv6 connections, and respond back using IPv6.

-b blocksize

Specify the underlying block size for iSCSI storage which will be served. The possible sizes are: 512, 1024, 2048, and 4096 bytes, with the default being 512 bytes.

-D

When this option is specified, iscsi-target will not detach itself from the controlling tty, and will not become a daemon. This can be useful for debugging purposes.

-f configfile

Use the named file as the configuration file. The default file can be found in /etc/iscsi/targets. See targets(5) for more information.

-p port number

Use the port number provided as the argument as the port on which to listen for iSCSI service requests from initiators.

-s maximum number of sessions

Allow the maximum number of sessions to be initiated when connecting to the target.

-t filename

The target name (as it appears to the iSCSI initiator) can be specified using this flag.

-V

iscsi-target will print the utility name and version number, and the address for bug reports, and then exit.

-v argument

The amount of information shown can be varied by using this command. Possible values of argument are net to show network-related information, iscsi to show iSCSI protocol-related information, scsi to show SCSI protocol information, and all to show information from all of the above arguments.

Files

/etc/iscsi/targets

the list of exported storage

/var/run/iscsi-target.pid

the PID of the currently running iscsi-target

See Also

targets(5)

History

The iscsi-target utility first appeared in NetBSD 4.0.

Referenced By

iscsi-initiator(8), targets(5).

May 27, 2006