Fast Guide: iSCSI

If you need to come up to speed rapidly on iSCSI, you've come to the right place. In this Fast Guide, we touch upon the basics and then we walk you through the pros and cons of iSCSI and Fibre Channel.

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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 

  

  • What is iSCSI?
    A 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


Cost considerations for iSCSI


iSCSI standards, security and compatibility 

 


iSCSI implementation issues and early adopters

 

 


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