Ability Of ISCSI Initiator Windows 2012 PC

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What is an iSCSI initiator Windows 2012 PC? What are the benefits of using it? What are the alternatives to it?

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Ability Of ISCSI Initiator Windows 2012 PC

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An Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) uses TCP/IP to connect and exchange SCSI commands end-to-end over LANs, WANs or the internet. IBM developed it in 1998. The benefit is that it uses Ethernet and does not require expensive and complicated switches that make it easier to manage. The alternatives to iSCSi are, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (iFCP), ATA over Ethernet (AoE), and Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

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Ability Of ISCSI Initiator Windows 2012 PC

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“iSCSI” stands for “Internet Small Computer System Interface”. The iSCSI initiator is a hardware or program that allows a host computer to send data to an external iSCSI-based storage array using an Ethernet network adapter over TCP-based IP network. It is the endpoint that initiates a SCSI session or that sends a SCSI command. Software-based iSCSI initiators are much more common than hardware-based iSCSI initiators.

A software-based iSCSI initiator is normally part of the server operating system and uses host CPU resources to map SCSI I/O command set to TCP/IP for use by the iSCSI storage system. Normally, a computer is an initiator and a storage device is a target. iSCSI initiators are sometimes called “controllers” which is incorrect.

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