Opensolaris direct install iscsi


  • A Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE) Build 104 or later DVD

How to Install

  • Create an empty disk and expose over iSCSI
  • Make sure the DVD-ROM is activated as second boot device (in bios)
  • During install choose the Solaris Interactive mode (default).
  • Once the network configuration is done, exit the installer (go to a shell)
  • Use the iscsiadm command to connect your iSCSI Target
for static config:
 # iscsiadm add static-config iqn,target-ip:port 
 # iscsiadm modify discovery -s enable
for send targets
 # iscsiadm add discovery address <target-ip>
 # iscsiadm modify discovery -t enable

Find out the disk name: cXdXtX

# iscsiadm list target -S
  • If the Device OS name is not specified, try:
# devfsadm -i iscsi

Continue the installation

  • run:
# install-solaris
  • The installer should continue, and the iscsi disk should be available
  • After specifying the target LUN, type install-solaris. When the install wizard appears, select Next to resume the installation.

Successfully tested

  • Opensolaris SXCE build 129 was successfully installed, on a system using a Realtek 8168 NIC

Known issues

  • I tried to create an image of this disk, to deploy new clients. For some reason if the target IQN is changing I can't boot anymore.

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