IS iSCSI software or hardware based?

215 pts.
Tags:
iSCSI
iSCSI Ports
What exactly is iSCSI? Is it software based or hardware? Also, people often speak about iSCSI ports, but they generally look like normal LAN ports. Can you give me explanation of this?

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

Both actually. There are Hardware iSCSI initiators, and there are software iSCSI initiators. The hardware ones are cards which plug into the slots in the computer, where the software ones are software which runs on the computer.

iSCSI runs over your normal ethernet network, so they will look like normal LAN ports. One of the big selling points of iSCSI is that it works over your existing Ethernet network so you don’t have to purchase new Fibre Channel equipment to use it.

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • R vishaal
    yes this is true u have both software and hardware base iscsi you can try open filler a software based iscsi system the image is available on the net, just installed VMware and add the image and start using
    355 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following