[stgt] how to setup a virtual tape using scsi-target-utils?

Rob Evers revers at redhat.com
Wed Jul 25 16:26:08 CEST 2012

On 07/24/2012 11:47 PM, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:51 AM, Rob Evers<revers at redhat.com>  wrote:
>> On 07/16/2012 05:32 PM, ronnie sahlberg wrote:
>>> Can you verify that the tgtd target is running properly ?
>>> Just try to start it manually as root as :
>>> killall -9 tgtd
>>> tgtd
>>> and verify it is running by  netstat -tapn | grep 3260
>> Thanks, that worked.
>> I'm currently running into an issue where I try to configure
>> in over 256 virtual tapes via iscsi and on the initiator I see:
> On a different topic.
> 256 tape drives sounds an awful lot for a VTL.
> Normally I would imagine that you would have only 2-4 tape drives in
> the VTL,    but then have hundreds/thousands/tens-of-thousands
> storage element slots for the tapes,   and a robot to shuffle the
> tens-of-thousands of tapes between the slots and the 2-4 tape drives.
> You really want>256 tape drives ?   not tapes,   tape drives ?

I am getting reports that the current limit of 128 is not sufficient.

Also, there was some recent activity on linux-scsi to remove that
limitation, which came up independently afaik.


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