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iSCSI Volume Management

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Last Modified 2022-03-08 15:10 EST
iSCSI management is a brand new feature in TrueCommand 2.0. Always back up any data intended for storage or sharing!

Open the iSCSI Manager page by clicking the icon on the top bar.

iSCSIManagerPage

Begin creating an iSCSI volume by clicking + Volume. After the iSCSI Manager page opens, click + Add System Pool and select a pool or multiple pools.

iSCSISelect Pools

Click Next.

Click + Block Devices to add block devices. The Count field creates a batch of ISCSI datastores with identical settings in the number specified.

iSCSICreateBlockDevice

Click SAVE when finished, and then click NEXT.

Click + Target and name the target.

iSCSICreateTarget

Click SAVE when finished and then click NEXT.

Click the checkbox to assign the target to the block device.

iSCSIMapBlocks

Click NEXT.

By default, TrueCommand grants target access to all initiators. To change this, click + Initiator. Name the new initiator and click the checkbox to assign it to the target.

iSCSICreateInitiator

Click NEXT.

Review the configuration and click Create.

iSCSIReview

TrueCommand creates the iSCSI volume on the TrueNAS system and adds it to the iSCSI Manager.

iSCSIVolumeList

Using the TrueNAS web interface to update iSCSI settings takes approximately five minutes to resync with TrueCommand.

Deleting a Share

To delete a block device, click the icon to open the options, select Edit, then click the icon in the pop-out panel.

iSCSIEdit

iSCSIDeleteBlockDeviceandzvol

To delete the target click the icon and select Delete Target. To delete everything click the icon and select Deleting Target and zvols which is the full cleanup.

iSCSIDeleteTarget

TrueCommand cannot delete initiators and init groups because they might be tied to multiple targets. To remove these settings, delete them from each TrueNAS system.