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[Blog Post] Timeout error when Trying to connect to a disk drive over iSCSI using #Netapp #snapdrive

Consider the following scenario:

you have a Netapp SAN, you created a FlexVol and Created a SAN LUN to be accessed from a system over iSCSI, when you connect to the LUN from the Snapdrive from the iSCSI initiator you get the following error

Error code : A timeout of 120 secs elapsed while waiting for volume arrival notification from the operating system.


if you create the LUN from the System Manager or the CLI, the Drive MUST be formatted first before adding it using Snapdrive, otherwise you must create the LUN using the Snapdrive wizard.

to solve this issue:

create the LUN using the snapdrive wizard or following the following steps:

1- assign the LUN/s to the server that will access the LUN/s by assigning initiator group to the LUN

2- format the drive and donโ€™t map any drive letter to it.

3- disconnect the LUNs from the host by removing the LUN mapping to the initiator group.

4- connect to the drive using the snapdrive software.

it worth mentioning that it the best practice is to create the LUNs from the snapdrive interface unless you really need to pre-create the LUNs.

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  1. Barry
    November 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks! I had a problem on my FC luns, and doing the above solved it. Strangely, the past 100 luns created manually worked fine, just the last bunch decided not to work.

    • November 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Glad that I helped

  2. Mohammed Abid
    March 5, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Thanks , it worked for me.

    • March 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Perfect, Glad that I helped

    • March 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      Thhis is very good site for every on and very help full for all thanks for your site ………….

  3. April 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Nice.I hope it’s very helpful to me.

  4. October 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Love your willingness to share! Thanks for the information. Wife and boss…aren’t they the same thing? ๐Ÿ™‚

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