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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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