ISCSID(8) Linux Administrator's Manual ISCSID(8)

iscsid - Open-iSCSI daemon

iscsid [OPTION]

The iscsid implements the control path of iSCSI protocol, plus some management facilities. For example, the daemon could be configured to automatically re-start discovery at startup, based on the contents of persistent iSCSI database.

Read configuration from config-file rather than the default /etc/iscsi/iscsid.conf file.
Read initiator name from iname-file rather than the default /etc/iscsi/initiatorname.iscsi file.
run iscsid in the foreground. Implies --no-pid-file.
print debugging information. Valid values for debug_level are 0 to 8.
run under user ID uid (default is the current user ID).
run under user group ID gid (default is the current user group ID).
do not write a process ID file. Conflicts with the --pid= option.
write process ID to pid-file rather than the default /run/ Conflicts with the --no-pid-file option.
display this help and exit
display version and exit.

The configuration file read by iscsid and iscsiadm on startup.
The file containing the iSCSI initiatorname and initiatoralias read by iscsid and iscsiadm on startup.
Open-iSCSI persistent configuration database


Open-iSCSI project
Alex Aizman <>
Dmitry Yusupov <>
July 2005