Why is kdump failing on systems with iSCSI storage?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Are iSCSI storage targets supported for use with kdump?
  • The kdump service does not work when directed to dump onto an iSCSI target.
  • The kdump service can also fail when configured on systems with iSCSI root.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • iSCSI based storage destination
    or
  • iSCSI root installation

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