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    iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    Right, almost there. The only problem my new SAN is giving me is that the iSCSI drives are not reconnecting on reboot. The iSCSI initiator is working, and the drive appears in disk management and you can reconnect it manually, but it should reconnect automatically. Has anyone else had this problem?

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    Re: iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    What is the disk type; dynamic or basic? It has to be set as basic.

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    Re: iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    This is a 'feature' of the Microsoft initiator. There's two ways round it:

    Method A:

    1) Make sure your disks are persistent and set up to autologin.
    2) Make sure that you bind your iSCSI disks.
    3) Make the Server service depend on the MSiSCSI service. Set the following registry key:

    \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servi ces\Lanmanserver

    Set "DependOnService" to "MSiSCSI" (create it if it doesn't exist, it's a REG_MULTI_SZ

    Method B:

    If you mount your iSCSI drives onto NTFS partitions, i.e. on junctions, rather than as drive letters, it is not necessary to make the Server service depend on the MSiSCSI service.

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    Re: iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    Quote Originally Posted by paul
    What is the disk type; dynamic or basic? It has to be set as basic.
    Thanks Paul. They were set as dynamic. Basic works a treat.

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    Re: iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    No problem! I had same with my AX100i There was nothing documented in Dell's setup instructions so doubt there still is!

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    Re: iSCSI Drives not reconnecting on restart

    Quote Originally Posted by paul
    No problem! I had same with my AX100i There was nothing documented in Dell's setup instructions so doubt there still is!
    Correct. Nothing about disk types at all.

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    Just to resurrect this thread it appears the with windows 7 even dynamic disks get remounted properly.

    After plugging my laptop back into the network in a different location the drive got reconnected and it popped up.

    This wold be the same as rebooting I would have thought allthough I can try that tomorrow.

    Ben

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