Seeing no drives after connect - StarWind NVMe-oF Initiator

Initiator (iSCSI, FCoE, AoE, iSER and NVMe over Fabrics), iSCSI accelerator and RAM disk

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Joined: Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:02 pm

Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:03 am

On Windows 2019 (uptodate) baremetal, Mellanox Connectx-6 card (latest driver as of today), the initiator successfully mounts the target, but the drive doesn't show up in disk management.

The same target mounts fine on another machine with a Connectx-4 card.

Not sure what else to do?
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Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:53 am

If others have the same issue, it was due to MultiPath.

Have to go into MPIO Properties via Server-Manager>Tools>MPIO

and on the Discover Multi-Paths tab, click "Add support for iSCSI devices", then the button 'ADD' within the "SPC-3 compliant" group.

After that, connecting mounts the drive.

---Suggestion for the devs: if possible to actually have a flag on the NVMEoF Initiator install to enable that?
yaroslav (staff)
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Joined: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:11 am

Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:51 am


Installing and enabling MPIO is a mandatory step for such a deployment. Glad to know that issue was resolved easily.
Passed your request to R&D team. Thanks for your collaboration!
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