Connecting euroNAS iSCSI Target on Citrix Xen Server

euroNAS Products are providing High-End iSCSI Target that is easy to configure and maintain. This article describes how to connect euroNAS on to a Citrix Xen Server using iSCSI protocol.

Firts create new iSCSI Target via Data Management - iSCSI Targets - Create iSCSI Target

Now you can add this target in Citix XenCenter using the option New Storage – type iSCSI.

Assign it a new name for the storage and enter under Target Host the IP address of the euroNAS Server. Select then the option Discover IQNs, select your iSCSI target and click on Discover LUNs.

After clicking on finish – on a freshly created iSCSI Target you will get the Warning that the disk will be formatted.

After confirmation new iSCSI Target will be formatted and ready for use with Xen Server.

Connect NFS share on to Citrix Xen Server

euroNAS is perfect choice for use as storage with Citrix Xen Server – it not only provides iSCSI functionality but also has a very fast performing NFS Server that is ideal for use with Citrix Xen.

This article explains how to connect Xen Server to euroNAS using NFS protocol.

Create first in euroNAS administration Data Management - Shares - Create new share and select the option Allow NFS access.

Under Security Management - Access Control - NFS access enter the IP address of your XEN Server.

Make sure under System - Services that NFS Service has started and go to Citrix XenCenter to add this NFS share.

Select the option New Storage and as a type NFS VHD.

Enter now the IP address of the server and the name of the share and click on scan


Path to the NFS share must always contain prefix volumes or nfs – share must be mounted either with /volumes/sharename or /nfs/sharename (2012 version and higher)

After clicking on finish NFS share will be initialized and prepaired for use with XEN Server.

VMware ESX Server not connecting with euroNAS via iSCSI

Embedded firewall on some VMware ESX versions blocks automatically the iSCSI port 3260.

You can check this in ESX under:
Configuration -> Security Profile -> Firewall (Properties) under Software iSCSI Client