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Scientific Linux
Company / developer Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory / CERN
OS family Unix-like
Working state Production
Source model Free and open source software
Initial release 10 May 2004
Latest stable release 6.2 / February 15, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-02-15)
Marketing target Scientific purpose / High Performance Computing / Servers
Update method Yum (PackageKit)
Package manager RPM Package Manager
Supported platforms x86, x86-64
Kernel type Monolithic (Linux)
License GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2) and Various.
Official website

Scientific Linux (SL) is a Linux distribution produced by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and CERN. It is a free and open source operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and aims to be "as close to the commercial enterprise distribution as we can get it."[1]

This product is derived from the free and open source software made available by Red Hat, Inc., but is not produced, maintained or supported by Red Hat. Specifically, this product is built from the source code for Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions, under the terms and conditions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux's EULA and the GNU General Public License.

LIO has been the default block storage target from SL version 6.2, which was released on 2/16/2012.



Versions 6.2
Archive SL Mirror
Source gits target_core.ko, targetcli (RedHat's derived version: targetcli-fb.git)
Documentation Target Wiki


Only the FCoE fabric module was included in the current Scientific Linux version 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 Scientific Linux.

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.


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