PHOENIX -- Judging by the number of iSCSI-related announcements today at Storage Networking World (SNW), iSCSI...
isn't just alive, it's kicking too. Here is a sampling of the iSCSI news to cross the wires today:Far from the sunny climes of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mississauga, Ontario-based emBoot Inc., announced an iSCSI first: netBoot/i, a Windows software iSCSI initiator that supports remote boot from a SAN. Before netBoot/i, IP SAN administrators who wanted to boot Windows servers off the SAN had to outfit them with pricey iSCSI host bus adapters (HBA). As distinct hardware components, HBAs can be configured to come up earlier in the boot process. Other features of netBoot/i include a system snapshot tool for copying local boot volumes to iSCSI targets, support for Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol, shared boot volumes and target redirection. NetBoot/i also conforms to the latest iSCSI draft (20).