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Has anyone used ONLY an iSCSI volume with XSAN?

1048 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 9:40 PM by Blaidd Drwg RSS
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Dec 19, 2012 12:11 PM

I'm trying to get an iSCSI volume available as a LUN for XSAN.  It seems that without FC hardware attached to a machine, I can't even start the service...  What is your experience?

  • Blaidd Drwg Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Since you don't have fibre channel hardware, you won't be able to enable Xsan in System Preferences. You will need to load the Xsan launch daemon manually.


    launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/


    You should then be able to get a volume set up in Xsan Admin. I would only do this for testing though. Apple only supports fibre channel storage with Xsan.


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