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How to connect a Dedibox to RPN SAN

Published on 16 July 2021

RPN SAN is a performance-oriented SAN storage network solution (Storage Area Network) accessible in block mode and available in iSCSI through the RPN private network of your Dedibox.

Requirements:
Important:
  • RPN SAN does not support RPNv2. To use RPNv2, you either need a server with an RPNv1 connection or to enable the RPNv1 gateway.
  • You must authorize the server(s) to connect to your RPN SAN.

How to authorize servers to connect to a SAN

  1. Enter the RPN SAN configuration by clicking Storage > RPN SAN. The list of your SANs displays.
  2. Click Manage next to the SAN you want to configure:
  3. Configure access to the SAN. You can allow connections either by using the server ID or by their RPN IP-address. Then Click Save to validate the configuration.

The allowed server(s) are listed on the SAN overview page.

Tip:

Some SAN endpoints may not be reachable directly from the RPNv2 and it is required to configure an RPNv1 gateway to use them with RPNv2.

How to add a SAN to an RPN group

Tip:

Recent SANs must be a member of an RPN group to be accessible. If your SAN is located on a SAN target >24 for SAN HA or >24 for SAN basic, you need to add the RPN SAN to your RPN group to access it.

Note:

⚠ You must create or add your SAN RPN in an RPNv1 group with your servers.

  1. Access the RPN group configuration by clicking RPN > RPN groups The list of your RPN groups displays.
  2. Click Create group. The group creation form displays. Enter a name for the new group and tick the checkboxes of your Dedibox and the RPN SAN you want to grant access to. Then click Create group to confirm. The RPN group is scheduled for creation.
  3. Once the status of your group changes to Active the group is ready to be used and your Dedibox is able to communicate with the SAN.
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