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1.80. iscsi-initiator-utils

1.80.1. RHBA-2010:0078: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2010:0078
An updated iscsi-initiator-utils package that fixes a bug is now available.
The iscsi-initiator-utils package provides the server daemon for the iSCSI protocol, as well as the utility programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for distributed disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol networks.
This updated iscsi-initiator-utils package fixes the following bug:
* removing the bnx2i module from the kernel, or running ifdown on the network interface being used by the bnx2i driver, and then reloading the kernel module or running ifup, did not result in automatic reconnection to SCSI sessions. As a workaround, the iscsid service had to be stopped and then restarted. With this update, SCSI sessions are automatically reconnected to after removing and reloading the bnx2i kernel module, or bringing the network interface down and then up again with ifdown and ifup. (BZ#549629)
All users of iscsi-initiator-utils are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.

1.80.2. RHBA-2010:0293: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated iscsi-initiator-utils package that fixes various bugs and provides new enhancements is now available.
The iscsi package provides the server daemon for the iSCSI protocol, as well as the utility programs used to manage it. iSCSI is a protocol for distributed disk access using SCSI commands sent over Internet Protocol networks.
The following bugs have been fixed in this release:
* There was a problem with the discovery mechanism when iSCSI ifaces were used with different initiator names. The sendtarget discovery feature was using the default name (/etc/iscsi/initiatorname.iscsi) instead of the iname in the iface. As a consequence, the wrong name was being used. The discovery mechanism has now been fixed so that it uses the iname in the iface. As a result, they are discovered correctly and the right names are used. (BZ#504666)
* chkconfig was being run on service start to enable and disable services. This was causing a number of problems, as it was broken on read-only root systems and it also recalculated dependencies, causing a change of ordering in /etc/rc whilst the system is running. To fix this issue, chkconfig has been removed from the package so these issues will no longer occur as a result. (BZ#511271)
* Removing the bnx2 modules or running ifdown on the network interface being used by bnx2i driver would result in the iSCSI sessions being disconnected. Reloading the module or running ifup would not reconnect the SCSI sessions. A patch has been added and, as a result, the iSCSI session now recovers after iconfig is brought down and back up. (BZ#514926)
* The iscsi initiator would fail to connect to a target when the bnx2i transport was being used. As a consequence, the log-in attempt would time out and fail. A fix has been made to the way in which MAC addresses are handled. As a result, users can now successfully log in. (BZ#520508)
* There was a small typographical error in the /usr/session_info.c print out, where "REOPEN" was incorrectly spelled as "REPOEN". This has now been corrected and the correctly spelled version of the word is output as a result. (BZ#531748).
The following enhancements have also been added in this release:
* The Broadcom iSCSI user-space components have been updated to support ipv6 and 10G components. As a result, a broader range of hardware is now supported. (BZ#517380)
* The /etc/init.d/iscsid file has been patched in order to support the ServerEngines be2iscsi driver As a result, this hardware is now available for utilization. (BZ#556984)
Users are advised to upgrade to this updated iscsi-initiator-utils package, which resolve these issues.

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