iSCSI initiator failed to login (initiator not defined) Rule

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Priority 1  
Severity 2  

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Alert Details

Message Priority Severity
An iSCSI initiator failed to login Medium Critical

Rule Knowledgebase

Summary

This rule monitors failed logins to iSCSI target by iSCSI initiators, which is caused by iSCSI initiators not being configured for access.

An alert will be generated for every unique combination of iSCSI initiator and iSCSI target that causes this issue. The alert description will contain details of the iSCSI initiator and target

Causes

An iSCSI initiator can only access an iSCSI target once the iSCSI target has been configured with the iSCSI initiator address. If an undefined iSCSI initiator tries to access an iSCSI target, the iSCSI target will reject the connection and log an event that generates this error.

Resolutions

If the iSCSI initiator is valid for this iSCSI target, the iSCSI target configuration should be updated to allow the iSCSI initiator. This can be done using the following steps:

  • On the iSCSI target server, open the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target MMC snap-in

  • In the left pane, locate the applicable iSCSI target under iSCSI Targets

  • Right click the target and click Properties

  • On the iSCSI initiators tab make required changes to the initiators, and then click Save.

If the iSCSI initiator should not be accessing a particular iSCSI target, configure the iSCSI initiator on that computer by removing the iSCSI target so it does not keep trying to connect.

You must manually resolve the alert once the problem has been resolved.

External References
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