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Mounting iSCSI in CentOS 7

Tested on CentOS 7 and Fedora 25/26.

Install package ''iscsi-initiator-utils''.

  • iSCSI server is


Find out the target names. I'll assume there is only one target.

$ sudo iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p nas02.swehack.local,1 iqn.2017-18.local.swehack:nas02.target1


Basic login without CHAP. Just copy most of the values from the discovery step.

$ sudo iscsiadm --mode node --targetname iqn.2017-18.local.swehack:nas02.target1 --portal,1 --login

Basic initiator authentication

This requires no login info and is usually restricted by client IP. Just edit ''/etc/iscsid/initiatorname.iscsi'' and add the InitiatorName.


CHAP Authentication

In ''/etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf'' you can see the following options for CHAP authentication.

  • node.session.auth.username

  • node.session.auth.password

  • discovery.sendtargets.auth.username

  • discovery.sendtargets.auth.password

Using devices

To find out which devices are being exposed to your client. This will list all your targets so you'll have to scroll to the one you want.

$ sudo iscsiadm -m session -P 3
            Attached SCSI devices:

            Host Number: 11 State: running                                                                                                                                                                     
            scsi11 Channel 00 Id 0 Lun: 0                                                                                                                                                                      
            scsi11 Channel 00 Id 0 Lun: 1                                                                                                                                                                      
                    Attached scsi disk sdf          State: running                                                                                                                                             
            scsi11 Channel 00 Id 0 Lun: 2                                                                                                                                                                      
                    Attached scsi disk sdh          State: running

WWN for devices

In my experience those names aren't reliable (/dev/sdg) so to find out the WWN that will not change across reboots/session changes you can do this.

$ ls -l /dev/disk/by-id/wwn-*
/dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x60000000000000000e00000000010001 -> ../../sdg
/dev/disk/by-id/wwn-0x60000000000000000e00000000010002 -> ../../sdh

These won't change and can be used in virtual machines as storage for example.

You can also use by-path which should also remain unchanged as long as you don't change your NAS or target.


Rescan for new LUNs

Find out your session ID.

$ sudo iscsiadm -m session
tcp: [6] ...

Rescan that session ID.

$ sudo iscsiadm -m session --sid=6 --rescan

See also

Last update: October 2, 2021