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12.5.2. Adding an iSCSI Target to virt-manager

This procedure covers creating a storage pool with an iSCSI target in virt-manager.

Procedure 12.5. Adding an iSCSI device to virt-manager

  1. Open the host physical machine's storage tab

    Open the Storage tab in the Connection Details window.
    1. Open virt-manager.
    2. Select a host physical machine from the main virt-manager window. Click Edit menu and select Connection Details.
      Connection details

      Figure 12.19. Connection details

    3. Click on the Storage tab.
      Storage menu

      Figure 12.20. Storage menu

  2. Add a new pool (part 1)

    Press the + button (the add pool button). The Add a New Storage Pool wizard appears.
    Add an iscsi storage pool name and type

    Figure 12.21. Add an iscsi storage pool name and type

    Choose a name for the storage pool, change the Type to iscsi, and press Forward to continue.
  3. Add a new pool (part 2)

    You will need the information you used in Section 12.5, “iSCSI-based Storage Pools” and Procedure 12.4, “Creating an iSCSI target” to complete the fields in this menu.
    1. Enter the iSCSI source and target. The Format option is not available as formatting is handled by the guest virtual machines. It is not advised to edit the Target Path. The default target path value, /dev/disk/by-path/, adds the drive path to that directory. The target path should be the same on all host physical machines for migration.
    2. Enter the host name or IP address of the iSCSI target. This example uses host1.example.com.
    3. In the Source Pathfield, enter the iSCSI target IQN. If you look at Procedure 12.4, “Creating an iSCSI target” in Section 12.5, “iSCSI-based Storage Pools”, this is the information you added in the /etc/tgt/targets.conf file. This example uses iqn.2010-05.com.example.server1:iscsirhel6guest.
    4. Check the IQN check box to enter the IQN for the initiator. This example uses iqn.2010-05.com.example.host1:iscsirhel6.
    5. Click Finish to create the new storage pool.
    Create an iscsi storage pool

    Figure 12.22. Create an iscsi storage pool