The globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for OS X enables Mac computers to connect to practically any iSCSI storage target, using standard GbE or 10GbE hardware.
iSCSI is a block-level protocol that enables the ability to implement a Storage Area Network (SAN) within an Ethernet/IP infrastructure. The protocol is extremely efficient and can therefore maximize the throughput of a well-designed Ethernet network. Read A Brief Introduction to iSCSI if you would like to learn more.
Sharing iSCSI volumes
If you plan to have multiple computers connecting to the same iSCSI volume, you will need management software (e.g. SANmp or Xsan) in place. Our SANmp sharing software enables multiple OS X and Windows computers to share a common pool of iSCSI and Fibre Channel storage. If you just need to share a common pool of iSCSI storage we recommend iSANmp, which is identical to SANmp, but enables iSCSI-only sharing.
The Initiator’s GUI installs into the OS X System Preferences utility. Watch the “how to” video for quick instructions on typical configurations.
Watch the globalSAN Video
In this short video we’ll demonstrate the entire process of setting up the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for OS X. You can also check our Users’ Forums for quick answers to common questions about various targets.
The Xtarget Storage Server is a component in globalSAN that enables you to transform your Mac into an iSCSI server.
Introducing globalSAN Xtarget Storage Server
Xtarget is a new (separately licensed) component of globalSAN — it enables you to transform your Mac into a powerful, amazingly fast iSCSI SAN storage server. Xtarget enables you to present the local storage you already own (Thunderbolt, FireWire, USB, etc.) over iSCSI!
The benefit of Xtarget is that it enables you to quickly create a SAN using components you already own, thus saving time and money yet still getting the performance and workflow benefits of a typical SAN.
Start your free trial of Xtarget by clicking the “Get Activation Key” button on Xtarget’s License tab.