How to Setup Data-Centers with Cluster and Add ISCSI Storage in Linux

To Setup Data-Centers with Cluster and Add ISCSI Storage in Linux

Data Center consists of Clusters that contains a set of nodes. All the storage domains are attached to Data Center. Multiple data centers in the same infrastructure could be managed separately by the same RHEVM portal. How to setup Data-centers with cluster and add ISCSI storage is explained in this article.


To create a Data center and cluster

Select Data center and click New
Enter the Name and select the storage type as shared and click OK

Click Configure cluster
Give a Name for the cluster and select the CPU type of your system and click OK

Select the Hosts tab and select the unconfigured host and click Approve button.
Select the data center and cluster then click OK.
Now you can see the status is changed from pending approval to installing.
Once the installation is completed, the status changes from installing to up.


To Create a ISCSI storage node

Switch on the Centos 6.7 machine and open the terminal.
Install the scsi-target-utils package

[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# yum install scsi-target-utils
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
  scsi-target-utils.x86_64 0:1.0.24-18.el6                                      
Dependency Installed:
  libibverbs.x86_64 0:1.1.8-4.el6            librdmacm.x86_64 0:1.0.21-0.el6   
  perl-Config-General.noarch 0:2.52-1.el6    sg3_utils.x86_64 0:1.28-12.el6    
Dependency Updated:
  sg3_utils-libs.x86_64 0:1.28-12.el6                                           

Open the scsi configuration file, and add the following lines at the end.

[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# vim /etc/tgt/targets.conf
backing-store /dev/sdb

Save the file and then start the tgtd service.

[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# service tgtd start
Starting SCSI target daemon:                               [  OK  ]
[root@linuxhelp Desktop]# chkconfig tgtd on

Go to the Virtualisation manager and select Data-center storage tab. Click new domain and enter the iscsi details as shown below.
Select the discover targets and enter the ip address of the centos machine and click discover.

Now select the iscsi storage and click login
Select the ISCSI storage disk and click OK
Now the ISCSI storage is successfully added to the node.


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