Not all NAS provides iSCSI. Once it is connected, you need to partition and format before using. It works as local disk and cannot be resize easily.
It is a block level protocol.
It provides server and authentication control. You may make shared folders public to host/IP or create a user name and password for authentication. It is not a good idea to allow multiple hosts to connect to a single iSCSI array with read and write at the same time because it is a block level protocol without file locking.
Enable iSCSI, Create iSCSI Target, and Policies on QNAP TS-112
On TS-112, you may enable it in [Portal Management] of [Control Panel]→[System Settings]→[Storage Manager]→[iSCSI]. Then add you iSCSI Target with [Quick Configuration Wizard] in tab [Target Management]. You may enable [CHAP Authentication Settings] with user name and password in step3. After creation, change the default size of selected iSCSI Target by clicking [Modify] from [Action].
Server control is implement by policies. To create or manage existing policies, use [Control Panel]→[System Settings]→[Storage Manager]→[iSCSI]→[Advanced ACL]. You will need the initiator name from client computers. More detail can be found in How to Configure iSCSI Advanced ACL on QNAP Turbo NAS.
Access iSCSI Target from Computer
On my desktop computer, I use [iSCSI Initiator] in YaST. You will see the [Initiator Name] in tab [Service] which is necessary in QNAP iSCSI policy in previous section. Switch to tab [Connected Targets] and click [Add] to config. You need to provide the IP of your iSCSI Target and authentication information if needed (up to your configuration in NAS). Choose the iSCSI Target from list and click [Connect]. Again, fill in authentication information if needed and select when to connect. Now, it will connect the iSCSI Target on boot or manually.
You shall be able to see a new disk in you disk tool. Partition and format it before using if it is new.
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