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Failed to setup initiator portal. Error status is given in the dump data.

Posted by Brajesh Panda on May 2, 2011

This error came in most of the IP SAN storage boxes. As per Microsoft’s KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972107 it is a connectivity error. I mean you have defined some wrong/duplicate iSCSI SAN target in your iSCSI Initiator’s discovery portal/favorite targets section, which can’t be connected.

In my case I used have a Equal Logic PS series SAN. As per requirement I used install Dell Equal logic Host Integration Tool Kit software in all of my iSCSI imitator machines. It installs its own MPIO software on the top of MS MPIO driver & manage connection & it really do in a good way. Whenever we add a new target it create an entry under its favorite target section. I have installed-then uninstalled- then installed, so it created a couple of fake target entries in the favorite target section for the same target. After the 1st connection being initiated, iSCSI initiator can’t login to those fake targets. So this error was coming. I just remove them & it worked for me.

Log Name: System
Source: iScsiPrt
Date:
Event ID: 5
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: server.domain.com
Description: Failed to setup initiator portal. Error status is given in the dump data.

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2 Responses to “Failed to setup initiator portal. Error status is given in the dump data.”

  1. zereme said

    Thank you for sharing! It worked for me!

  2. Phong M Dang said

    After removing “Favorite/Persistent Targets”, we have to restart its service “Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service” to take effect.

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