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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


# 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

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