Solaris 10 x86 iSCSI IQN Changes on every Reconfigure Boot

(Doc ID 1604118.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2018

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)


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.


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