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Company / developer The CentOS Project
OS family Unix-like
Working state Production
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release May 14, 2004 (2004-05-14)
Latest stable release 6.2
Marketing target Free computing (desktops, mainframes, servers, workstations)
Language(s) Multilingual
Package manager RPM package manager
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64, PowerPC, i386, s390, s390x
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
Default user interface GNOME and KDE (user-selectable)
License GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2) and Various.
Official website centos.org

The Community ENTerprise Operating System (CentOS) is a free operating system distribution based upon the Linux kernel. It is derived entirely from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution. CentOS exists to provide a free enterprise class computing platform and strives to maintain 100% binary compatibility with its Upstream upstream source, Red Hat.[1]

LIO has been the default block storage target from CentOS version 6.2, released on 12/20/2012.



Versions v6.2+
Archive CentOS mirror
Source gits target_core.ko, targetcli (RedHat's derived version: targetcli-fb.git)
Documentation Tech Notes


Only the FCoE fabric module is included in the current CentOS release per default.

The user space shell targetcli can be installed as follows:

su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' 

Run targetcli as 'root' as follows:

# PYTHONPATH=. ./scripts/targetcli


The Open-iSCSI Initiator comes pre-installed on CentOS 5.

See also

Distribution Version[Linux 1] Release Archive Install Source git[Linux 2] Documentation
CentOS 6.2 2011-12-20 CentOS mirror su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
Debian 7.0 ("wheezy") TBA Debian pool su -c 'apt-get install targetcli' targetcli
Fedora 16, 17/18 2011-11-08 Fedora Rawhide su -c 'yum install targetcli' targetcli-fb.git Target Wiki
openSUSE 12.1 2011-11-08 Requires manual installation from targetcli.
RHEL 6.2 2011-11-16 Fedora Rawhide su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
Scientific Linux 6.2 2012-02-16 SL Mirror su -c 'yum install fcoe-target-utils' targetcli-fb.git Tech Notes
SLES SP2 2012-02-15 Requires manual installation from targetcli.
Ubuntu PrecisePangolin v12 2012-04-26 Ubuntu universe su -c 'apt-get install targetcli' targetcli
  1. The distribution release where LIO was included first.
  2. Technical support, and qualified backports to other kernels and distributions are available from Datera.


  1. "Purpose of CentOS". CentOS Project. 

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