Prior to beginning the NFS install, set up the
NFS server and ensure that the OS distribution files to be
installed are present and are exported using NFS. Steps that are
not documented here should be considered irrelevant and do not
affect the iSCSI installation steps.
Installing targets using NFS
Power on the server with the first OS
installation CD in the CD-ROM drive.
At the boot: prompt type the following:
Select the required language, keyboard, and
NFS image install.
Select the appropriate network device from
which to do the install and select OK.
Enter the NFS
server name and Red Hat
Enterprise Linux Server directory. This is the same name
and directory that was entered in step 2 above. After the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 GUI is displayed, select Next.
Select Advanced storage configuration. Ensure
that Add iSCSI target is selected and then
select Add drive.
In the Configure iSCSI Parameters dialog box
enter the Target IP Address
and iSCSI Initiator Name
and select Add Target.
Please note that the iSCSI Initiator connects to the target and the
target drive appears as an available drive for the
Follow the traditional installation
procedure as prompted. The installation automatically sets up the
disk for iSCSI boot during post installation. After the disk is
configured for iSCSI boot, the standard OS installation screen
appears and the system reboots.
On initial boot, enable booting to the iSCSI
target drive by selecting Ctrl-S. In the MBA Configuration Menu
select the appropriate function key combination (varies based on
configuration see menu for your combination) to enter the iSCSI Cfg
Select a device, if prompted.
In the iSCSI Configuration Utility menu,
select General Parameters
and modify the parameter Boot to iSCSI
target to be Enabled.
Select<Esc> twice and select Exit and Save Configurations.
Press <Esc> to exit the Device List, if
prompted and then select F4
to exit; otherwise, just press F4 to exit.