I am attempting to setup a Mac Pro with 10.6.8 Server and want to attach a DroboPro via the 2nd ethernet port. The firmware is up to date but the software is where I seem to be getting stuck. I understand that D-R removed iscsi support in Dashboard after their agreement with ATTO ended. I have Dashboard v1.7.3, 2.0.4, and 2.7.1. Version 1.7.3 seems to be the most reliable in terms of scanning the ethernet bus, locating the drive, and mounting it after opening dashboard. Is it safe to use that version long term? 2.0.4 apparently included an improved driver for iscsi but I cannot seem to get the Drobo to be recognized using iscsi and ultimately the DroboPro goes to sleep and powers down. It does powerup and mount using usb as expected. Version 2.7.1 does not recognize the DroboPro at all under 10.6.8. Booting 10.7 or better allowed 2.7.1 to see the drobo via usb.
In a thread I thought I read that if you initially install Dashboard that included the iscsi initiator, that later installs would continue to use the existing initiator software to find and mount the DroboPro. Is this truly the case? What would be your suggestion in getting 10.6.8 on a Mac Pro to mount a DroboPro via iscsi reliably?
I know Drobo is now leaning customers towards SNS but there seems to be a recent instance of their initiator and DroboPro throwing some error messages. Plus their tech specs indicate 10.7 as the minimum OS.
Any advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated.