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Learning RHEL Networking by Andrew Mallett

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Installing the targetd service and targetcli tools

To manage the kernel-based iSCSI Target service on RHEL 7, we will need to install the targetd and targetcli package, as shown in the following command:

$ sudo yum install targetd targetcli

From the output, we can see that additional packages are installed; however, it's more interesting to see how Python is used as a major tool to manage iSCSI. The following screenshot is an extract from the command line output:

Installing the targetd service and targetcli tools

Although the iSCSI target runs as part of the kernel, the targetd package provides a service. This service is used to load the iSCSI target configuration. This is all that targetd does, ...

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