[ipxe-devel] trouble booting CentOS from Netapp iSCSI LUN

Scott Classen sclassen at lbl.gov
Wed Mar 2 23:24:29 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Michael Brown <mbrown at fensystems.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 Mar 2011 22:46:54 Scott Classen wrote:
>> I've set the BIOS to boot from the onboard intel NIC, and I see teh
>> regular PXE boot then it gets chainloded into iPXE and then I see this
>> horribly non informative error.
>> [clip]
>> some iPXE boot messages and info about dhcp and net0
>> [clip]
>> Root path: iscsi:
>> Could not open SAN device: No such device (http://ipxe.org/2c0d603b)
>> no more network devices
>> any ideas why it's trying to open some device at http://ipxe.org ???
> It isn't.  It's trying to direct _you_ to look at http://ipxe.org/2c0d603b ,
> where you will find some hopefully helpful suggestions relating to the specific
> problem you are seeing, along with a link to the exact line of the iPXE source
> code that is generating that specific error.
> Michael

duh! Thanks for the pointer
OK I'm now looking at my Netapp while the iPXE machine is booting and
I see the following error:

Wed Mar  2 15:17:10 PST [mynetappfiler: iscsi.loginFailure:warning]:
ISCSI: iSCSI login failure, 'Invalid TargetName

but if I do an  igroup show an my Netapp I see that it is a valid Target:

netapp*> igroup show
iqn.2010-11.com.big.samos (not logged in)

I'll continue to mess around with it, but it looks like some sort of
formatting or communication problem between the iPXE iSCSI initator
and the NetApp.



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