An updated iscsi-initiator-utils package that fixes one bug and adds various enhancements is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The iscsi package provides the server daemon for the Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocol, as well as the utility programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for distributed disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol networks.
- The iscsiadm utility displayed the discovery2 mode in the help output but did not accept the mode as a valid one. This entry has been replaced with the valid discoverydb mode entry as displayed in the ISCSIADM(8) manual page.
- The brcm_iscsiuio daemon did not rotate its log file, /var/log/brcm-iscsi.log. As a consequence, the log file may have filled up the available disk space. The brcm_iscsiuio daemon now supports log rotation, which fixes the problem.
- The brcm_iscsiuio daemon has been updated to provide enhanced support for IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network), and Broadcom iSCSI Offload Engine Technology. The daemon has been renamed to iscsiuio with this update.
- The bnx2i driver can now be used for install or boot. To install or boot to targets using this driver, turn on the HBA (Host Bus Adapter) mode in the card's BIOS boot setup screen.
In addition, the iSCSI tools can now set up networking and manage sessions for QLogic iSCSI adapters that use the qla4xxx driver. For more information, see section 5.1.2 of the README file which is located in the /usr/share/doc/iscsi-initiator-utils-188.8.131.522 directory.
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated iscsi-initiator-utils package, which fixes this bug and adds these enhancements.