[pve-devel] any plan for zfs over open-iscsi (linux)?

Thomas Lamprecht t.lamprecht at proxmox.com
Tue Oct 19 06:56:11 CEST 2021

On 18.10.21 20:09, Travis Osterman wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:05 AM Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com wrote:
>> On 18.10.21 04:04, Travis Osterman wrote:
>>> I think the title says it all. I use open-iscsi for my SAN and wondered
>>> whether there was a plan to support that the way LIO and IET are
>> supported
>>> within Proxmox. Neither LIO or IET are available for my linux
>> distribution
>>> and do not seem to be actively supported.
>>> I'm not a native perl coder but would happily be a tester for anyone
>>> interested in this feature. If I'm alone, I may start trying to come up
>>> with something. Thanks.
>> I'm only waking up so excuse if I overlook something, but what's wrong
>> with the non-user-mode iSCSI storage type of PVE?
>> https://pve.proxmox.com/pve-docs/chapter-pvesm.html#storage_open_iscsi
> That does, indeed, work fine. iSCSI over ZFS provides additional support
> for quickly provisioning, snapshotting and rolling back images all through
> the UI. From what I can see, proxmox connects to the NAS to issue the
> commands to perform those functions. When I use the iSCSI (without ZFS), I
> have access both proxmox and my NAS. Does that make sense?

Oh, it seems I just somehow missed the "zfs" part yesterday (local) morning..

As we already have the base support for the other target providers it can
make sense to at least evaluate this and if no show-stoppers come up also
integrate it into PVE.

Can you please open a enhancement request over at:

Some more details regarding your SAN would be also nice to have in that
request, if possible.


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