Adding iSCSI Block Shares
9 minute read.Last Modified 2023-12-05 13:24 EST
Go to Shares and click Configure in the Block (iSCSI) Shares Targets window. You can either use the creation wizard or set one up manually.
TrueNAS SCALE offers two methods to add an iSCSI block share: the setup wizard or the manual steps using the screen tabs. Both methods cover the same basic steps but have some differences.
The setup wizard requires you to enter some settings before you can move on to the next screen or step in the setup process. It is designed to ensure you configure the iSCSI share completely, so it can be used immediately.
The manual process has more configuration screens over the wizard and allows you to configure the block share in any order. Use this process to customize your share for special uses cases. It is designed to give you additional flexibility to build or tune a share to your exact requirements.
Have the following ready before you begin adding your iSCSI block share:
- Storage pool and dataset.
- A path to a Device (zvol or file) that doesn’t use capital letters or spaces.
This section walks you through the setup process using the wizard screens.
This procedure walks you through adding each configuration setting on the seven configuration tab screens. While the procedure places each tab screen in order, you can select the tab screen to add settings in any order.
To turn on the iSCSI service, from the Block (iSCSI) Shares Targets widget click theand select Turn On Service. You can also go to System Settings > Services and locate iSCSI on the list and click the Running toggle to start the service.
Set iSCSI to start when TrueNAS boots up, go to System Settings > Services and locate iSCSI on the list. Select Start Automatically.
Clicking the edit returns to the options in Shares > Block (iSCSI) Shares Targets.