Today, we posted a new version of Drobo Dashboard (2.0.4), which includes a new iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X. We have worked with the excellent team over at ATTO Technology to include a Drobo-specific version of their Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator in Drobo Dashboard. The ATTO initiator is automatically installed and configured by Drobo Dashboard so the user experience is unchanged, but stability is much improved.
If you are connecting DroboPro to a Mac using iSCSI, it is recommended to update to Drobo Dashboard version 2.0.4. This release has been tested on Mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.1. We are especially happy to have a more solid OS X Lion solution out to you. http://www.drobo.com/support/updates.php
So, no success on a clean install of Lion, or Lion Server. I have a feeling that something is wrong with my disk pack. It will connect for a couple seconds on iSCSI and then the DroboPro reboots. No issues when connecting with USB or FW. I think I am going to try to move my data to an old Windows Home Server and start with a fresh disk pack. (7TB of data - jeez). I really want to get this working on iSCSI, and if I can, I am planning on buying a second DroboPro. Wish me luck.
Well I did the firmware updates recommended by Drobo and now iscsi does not even work at all. This is very disappointing. Think I am about done with Drobo. This all came about going from Leopard to Snow Leopard. It was solid as a rock on leopard. Wish I did not have to upgrade the os but an app required it.
You might want to try connecting via usb/firewire and change the ip address to something else and save. Restart the drobo pro, change the ip address back to what you had and then save and shutdownt. Then unplug usb/firewire and plug in ethernet cable in the iSCSI port and start it up again. That worked for me and I’m on Snow Leopard.