How to add an ISCSI disk on linux server

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So you have configured a brand new iscsi disk and want to put it to use in linux client?
No problem, read below!

Note: in our example, the ISCSI server is on

1. Discover the disks:

venus:~# iscsiadm -m discovery -t sendtargets -p,3

2. activate them:

venus:~# iscsiadm -m node --login -p
Logging in to [iface: default, target:, portal:,3260]

3. You should see the new disk with fdisk command now:

venus:~# fdisk -l /dev/sdb

Disk /dev/sdb: 2147 MB, 2147483648 bytes
67 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1009 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 4154 * 512 = 2126848 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


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