Ubuntu 16.04 / Debian 8: Install iscsitarget for iSCSI target

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1 System environment

A private network address is

2 Install iscsitarget

Install iscsitarget with apt.

$ sudo apt install -y iscsitarget

3 /etc/default/iscsitarget

Change ISCSITARGET_ENABLE to be true.

$ diff -uprN /etc/default/iscsitarget{.org,}— /etc/default/iscsitarget.org 2016-05-05 14:28:56.574153766 +0900+++ /etc/default/iscsitarget 2016-05-05 14:29:03.398123667 +0900@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@-ISCSITARGET_ENABLE=false+ISCSITARGET_ENABLE=true ISCSITARGET_MAX_SLEEP=3

4 /etc/iet/targets.allow

Add access permission to localhost and private network.

$ cat /etc/iet/targets.allowALL,

5 Export volume

Export a file as a volume.

$ sudo mkdir /var/lib/iscsi$ sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/lib/iscsi/fileio.img bs=1 count=0 seek=20G

Export a block device /dev/vdb as a volume.

$ cat /proc/partitions | grep vdb 253 16 20971520 vdb

6 /etc/iet/ietd.conf

Type to fileio in case of a file, blockio in case of a block device.

$ sudo cat /etc/iet/ietd.confTarget iqn.2016-05.net.my:fileio.img Lun 0 Path=/var/lib/iscsi/fileio.img,Type=fileioTarget iqn.2016-05.net.my:blockio.img Lun 0 Path=/dev/vdb,Type=blockio

7 Run iscsitarget

Run iscsitarget with systemd.

$ sudo systemctl enable iscsitarget$ sudo systemctl restart iscsitarget

8 Access from Windows 10

Windows 10 has a iSCSI initiator.

Control panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> iSCSI initiator


After connection with iSCSI initiator, you can initialize volume with Disk Management and use it as a drive.

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