7.1.1.1. Block Storage Requirements

Please see the prerequisites below to utilize Block Storage:

Linux Server

Package Installation

Before getting started with the Block Storage, install the following package.
  • iscsi-initiator-utils
  • device-mapper-multipath

Verifying the Initiator IQN

Inputting the Initiator IQN of the destination Server is required when creating a new Volume. It is possible to add, modify and delete the initiator IQN after creating the Volume.
Use this syntax to check the initiator IQN:
cat /etc/iscsi/initiatorname.iscsi
InitiatorName=iqn.1994-05.com.redhat:445afbaee624

Windows Server

Adding Roles

When using Windows Server, install the following functions by through Windows server manager.

  • iSCSI Initiator
  • Multipath I/O

Verifying the Initiator IQN

In Windows Server, you can verify the initiator IQN using these steps:

  • Start iSCSI Initiator.

  • Select [ Configuration ] within the iSCSI Initiator property.

Windows Initiator iqn