[PVE-User] stmfadm on Linux ZFS storage

Mikhail m at plus-plus.su
Tue Mar 8 19:28:37 CET 2016

Answering to myself - it looks like I need IET iscsi provider to use ZFS
over iSCSI from Linux storage (according to

Now the problem is with building iscsitarget on Linux from
iscsitarget-dkms package - it looks like it won't build on my current
kernel which is Linux 4.3.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64.

That's some bad news for me..

On 03/08/2016 09:18 PM, Mikhail wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently deployed new cluster with Storage being set on Debian Jessie
> (8.0) with ZFS. Storage is shared between nodes using ZFS iSCSI feature.
> However, I cannot create new VMs, creation fails with the following task
> error:
> bash: /usr/sbin/stmfadm: No such file or directory
> TASK ERROR: create failed - command '/usr/bin/ssh -o 'BatchMode=yes' -i
> /etc/pve/priv/zfs/ root at /usr/sbin/stmfadm
> create-lu -p 'wcd=true' -p 'guid=600144fed7ca7a4428f848f71594a1bc'
> /dev/zvol/rdsk/rpool/vm-1101-disk-1' failed: exit code 127
> There's no "stmfadm" command available on my Linux storage. It looks
> like this command is available only on Solaris based OSes.
> Initially I wanted to run OmniOS as an OS on my storage, but apparently
> there's no support for X550 10GigE network cards in OmniOS-stable, so
> this forced me to use Linux instead - it has support X550 Intel nics in
> 4.x kernel.
> Any suggestions?
> Mikhail.
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