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Studio Network Solutions globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X

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Product Highlights
  • Includes GUI and CLI Interfaces
  • Connects Using Standard/10 GbE Hardware
  • Allows Sharing iSCSI Volumes
  • Uses SLPv2 Discovery
  • Xtarget Storage Server (License Needed)
  • Compatible with Mac OS X

The globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X from Studio Network Solutions enables Mac computers to connect to practically any iSCSI storage target, using standard GbE or 10GbE hardware. iSCSI is a network protocol standard that enables the transport of block-level I/O leveraging existing Ethernet networks. Depending on the speed of your network, an iSCSI-based storage area network (SAN) can rival the performance of a Fibre Channel SAN, and can cost far less to implement. In an iSCSI SAN, an initiator* is needed on each computer that requires access to the networked storage.

Note! *Initiator is not included with the purchase of a Mac

GUI and CLI Interface
The initiator includes a GUI that installs into the System Preferences utility in Mac OS X, and a Command Line Interface, which can be used for scripting initiator functions.
Persistent Targets
Choose which targets the initiator should connect to automatically on startup.
Connect before OS Login
The initiator services are available without logging into OS X. By using persistent targets you can enable your computer to automatically connect to targets on reboot, without a user login.
CHAP allows login to targets that require a password.
Login Redirect
Login Redirect is used by iSCSI targets as an availability feature.
Asynchronous Logout
Asynchronous Logout is a load balancing function used by iSCSI targets to request initiators to use a different physical network connection for storage.
SLPv2 Discovery
SLP is a Service Location Protocol used for discovering iSCSI-related services.
MC/S (Multiple Connections per Session)
MC/S enables the initiator to combine several connections in a single session for performance and failover purposes.
Xtarget Storage Server
The Xtarget* Storage Server is a component in globalSAN that enables you to transform Mac into an iSCSISAN server. It enables you to access the local storage you already own (Thunderbolt, FireWire, USB, etc.) over iSCSI. 1
System Requirements
Operating System Genuine Apple Intel Mac
Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or higher
Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x
Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x
Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9
Hardware Requirements 1/10 Gb Ethernet NIC
CAT5e or higher Ethernet cable
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