Advanced Features of the globalSAN Initiator
GUI and CLI
The initiator includes a GUI that installs into the System Preferences utility in macOS, and a Command Line Interface you can use for scripting initiator functions.
Choose which targets the initiator should connect to automatically on startup.
Connect before OS Login
The initiator services are available without logging into macOS. By using persistent targets you can enable your computer to automatically connect to targets on reboot, without a user login.
CHAP enables you to login to targets that require a password.
Login Redirect is used by some iSCSI targets as a High Availability feature.
Asynchronous Logout is a load balancing function used by some iSCSI targets to request Initiators to use a different physical network connection to the storage.
SLP is a Service Location Protocol used for discovering iSCSI-related services.
MC/S (Multiple Connections per Session)
MC/S enables the initiator to combine several connections inside a single session for performance and failover purposes.
Xtarget Storage Server (licensed separately)
The Xtarget Storage Server is a component in globalSAN that enables you to transform your Mac into an iSCSI server.