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Fast Guide: iSCSI

Jen Hubley, Associate Editor, SearchStorage.com


Jen Hubley, Associate Editor This guide touches on the basics and walks you through the pros and cons, the cost considerations and the standards of iSCSI and Fibre Channel technologies.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
   Getting started
   iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel
   Cost considerations
   Standards, security and compatibility
   iSCSI implementation issues and early adopters

  Getting started  Return to Table of Contents
  • iSCSI definition from Whatis.com
  • A beginners guide to iSCSI
    What is iSCSI and what does it do? This beginner's guide offers a cheat sheet on how, when, where and why to use iSCSI, and offers explanations of related technologies such as TOEs, NICs and HBAs.
  • IP storage in three minutes
    Need the basic facts about IP storage and don't have a lot of time? This quick interview with Gary Orenstein, author of "IP Storage Networking: Straight to the Core" gives you the facts about iSCSI, TOE cards and how IP will interact with Fibre Channel.
  • IP storage delivers
    The rumors about IP storage really are true, early adopters say. The technology is fairly easy to set up and manage, and performance is fine for many types of applications--assuming that the IP-based networks or storage components are designed and/or implemented properly.

  iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel  Return to Table of Contents

  Cost considerations  Return to Table of Contents

  Standards, security and compatibility  Return to Table of Contents

  iSCSI implementation issues and early adopters  Return to Table of Contents


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