Solaris 10 x86 iSCSI IQN Changes on every Reconfigure Boot (Doc ID 1604118.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 10/09 U8 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 10.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

iSCSI creates a new IQN (iScsi Qualified Name, aka Initiator Node Name) on every reboot. Under normal condition this IQN is created during the first start of the SMF service network/iscsi/initiator and do not change unless one is doing a fresh Operating System installation.

This causes all host specific storage mappings to fail.

Changing the IQN back with iscsiadm works, but the IQN will change again on the next reboot.

Cause

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