Reply

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

codyn
Aspirant

iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

Hi all,

I'm new to trying to connect my ReadyNAS RN104 to my iMac via iSCSI. I have downloaded and installed GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator and have added my ReadyNAS's IP address and it sees the 1 target I have made. I try to connect to it and it gives me a connection error

Any clues on how to get past this? Thanks for any help!

-Cody
Message 1 of 11
victorhortalive
Aspirant

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

I had this working with my ProPioneer after a few tries. However I've taken it all to bits now as I'm not using my Mac Mini any more. As I recall I did not use the extra authentication options (CHAPS ?) and I also did select the two options that are listed on the globalSAN initiator page in System Preferences under : iSCSI Options. Try these.
Message 2 of 11
neutronjeff
Tutor

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

Hi, can anyone confirm that the GlobalSAN product is $89?
I got the the download page from this NETGEAR support article (http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=815).
I thought I would find that the product was free. It seems they just give a 14 day trial.
Then what?

Has anyone tried KernSafe, which is free?
http://www.kernsafe.com/press-releases/kernsafe-releases-free-iscsi-target-initiator-for-macos.aspx
Message 3 of 11
StephenB
Guru

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

neutronjeff wrote:
Hi, can anyone confirm that the GlobalSAN product is $89?
I got the the download page from this NETGEAR support article (http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=815).
I thought I would find that the product was free. It seems they just give a 14 day trial.
It used to be free for personal use, but later on that changed. I suspect the Netgear KB article is old. http://alternativeto.net/software/globa ... x/changes/ gives some history.

Is there a particular reason that you want to use iscsi?
Message 4 of 11
neutronjeff
Tutor

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

I thought it was the preferred method to use the NAS, no?
Message 5 of 11
StephenB
Guru

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

I wouldn't say its "preferred". One issue is that you can only connect an iSCSI LUN to one device at a time.

AFP, NFS, and CIFS will all work with the NAS (and I believe all are supported by macs). Though I only have windows machines - there are other posters here who are mainly mac users who hopefully will chime in.
Message 6 of 11
neutronjeff
Tutor

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

Stephen, thanks for engaging with me on this issue. :-)
I'm a complete noob on this (NAS setup), so if I have something wrong, please correct me.

The other advantage I saw from the support article is that it seems to allow me to format it as an HFS+ partition which I understand is required for iPhoto.
Message 7 of 11
StephenB
Guru

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

I'm not a mac user, but I did see these two links:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/save-space ... -remotely/
http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201517

It looks like HFS+ is recommended by apple, but not really required.

However, there is no reason why you can't try KernSafe and iscsi.
Message 8 of 11
neutronjeff
Tutor

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

Thanks. BTW, do you have "official" thank yous on this board? I don't see it in Tapatalk.
Message 9 of 11
StephenB
Guru

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

No there aren't. But I'll take your comment as a "thank you" anyway!
Message 10 of 11
rootATlocalhost
Aspirant

Re: iSCSI Connection & GlobalSAN iSCSI Initiator

I would not do either. SMB2 or NFS are ways to go. iSCSI with Mac is... weird Smiley Happy

PS Kernsafe is a piece of ... My both Pro and Air crash with it. GlobalSAN install and run flawlessly.

neutronjeff wrote:
Hi, can anyone confirm that the GlobalSAN product is $89?
I got the the download page from this NETGEAR support article (http://www.readynas.com/?page_id=815).
I thought I would find that the product was free. It seems they just give a 14 day trial.
Then what?

Has anyone tried KernSafe, which is free?
http://www.kernsafe.com/press-releases/kernsafe-releases-free-iscsi-target-initiator-for-macos.aspx
Message 11 of 11
Top Contributors
Discussion stats
  • 10 replies
  • 2729 views
  • 1 kudo
  • 5 in conversation
Announcements