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iSCSI Initiator 1.1 for NW5.1 and NW6

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Posted: 4 Feb 2004

Heads Up: In conjunction with Novell releasing the first support pack for NetWare 6.5, the iSCSI Initiator software on the Novell Download site has also been updated (just do a keyword search for iSCSI.) New features in both SP1 and on the download site for NetWare 5.1 and NetWare 6.0 include:

  • CHAP authentication support
  • Changed IQN format to be spec complient in LDAP mode
  • Added Login Redirection
  • Added iSCSI Read LUNs support
  • Defect fixes (including reconnect fixes)

About iSCSI Initiator

NetWare iSCSI allows a SAN to be built using the same hardware and management domain that is used in a traditional LAN. An iSCSI SAN can use the same infrastructure as the LAN or it can have its own dedicated infrastructure.

NetWare iSCSI consists of software that you add to your existing NetWare servers. It lets you use existing hardware on your NetWare network to create a SAN and a NetWare cluster.

NetWare iSCSI software is divided into two parts, Initiator software and Target software. Only initiator software is included in this release. iSCSI target software is included with NetWare 6.5.

NetWare iSCSI initiator software is installed and configured on servers in the SAN that will be used to access shared storage. Initiators can be cluster servers. Initiators use the iSCSI protocol to communicate with an iSCSI storage server or target over a TCP/IP network.

For more information, see this section of the documentation.

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