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Manual Reference Pages  -  ISCSICTL (8)

NAME

iscsictl - iSCSI initiator management utility

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Files
Exit Status
Examples
See Also
History
Authors

SYNOPSIS

iscsictl -A -p portal-t target [-u user-s secret] [-w timeout] iscsictl -A -d discovery-host [-u user-s secret] iscsictl -A -a [-c path] iscsictl -A -n nickname [-c path] iscsictl -M -i session-id [-p portal] [-t target] [-u user] [-s secret] iscsictl -M -i session-id [-n nickname [-c path]] iscsictl -R [-p portal] [-t target] iscsictl -R -a iscsictl -R -n nickname [-c path] iscsictl -L [-v] [-w timeout]

DESCRIPTION

The iscsictl utility is used to configure the iSCSI initiator.

The following options are available:
-A Add session.
-M Modify session.
-R Remove session.
-L List sessions.
-a When adding, add all sessions defined in the configuration file. When removing, remove all currently established sessions.
-c Path to the configuration file. The default is /etc/iscsi.conf.
-d Target host name or address used for SendTargets discovery. When used, it will add a temporary discovery session. After discovery is done, sessions will be added for each discovered target, and the temporary discovery session will be removed.
-i Session ID, as displayed by iscsictl -v .
-n The "nickname" of session defined in the configuration file.
-p Target portal - host name or address - for statically defined targets.
-s CHAP secret.
-t Target name.
-u CHAP login.
-v Verbose mode.
-w Instead of returning immediately, wait up to timeout seconds until all configured sessions are successfully established.

Certain parameters are necessary when adding a session. One can specify these either via command line (using the -t , -p , -u , and -s options), or configuration file (using the -a or -n options). Some functionality - for example mutual CHAP - is available only via configuration file.

Since connecting to the target is performed in background, non-zero exit status does not mean that the session was successfully established. Use either -L to check the connection status, or the -w flag to wait for session establishment.

Note that in order for the iSCSI initiator to be able to connect to a target, the iscsid(8) daemon must be running.

Also note that
.Fx currently supports two different initiators: the old one, iscsi_initiator(4), with its control utility iscontrol(8), and the new one, iscsi(4), with iscsictl and iscsid(8). The only thing the two have in common is the configuration file, iscsi.conf(5).

FILES

/etc/iscsi.conf
  iSCSI initiator configuration file.

EXIT STATUS

The iscsictl utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES

Attach to target iqn.2012-06.com.example:target0, served by 192.168.1.1:

    -A -t iqn.2012-06.com.example:target0-p 192.168.1.1

Disconnect all iSCSI sessions:

    -Ra

SEE ALSO

iscsi(4), iscsi.conf(5), iscsid(8)

HISTORY

The iscsictl command appeared in
.Fx 10.0 .

AUTHORS

The iscsictl utility was developed by
.An Edward Tomasz Napierala Aq trasz@FreeBSD.org under sponsorship from the FreeBSD Foundation.
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