Questions tagged [iscsi]

The iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) is a a transport protocol for Internet aiming to be fully compliant with the standardized SCSI architecture model.

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Which specs should I look for (or avoid) when searching for a iSCSI 10Gbit ethernet switch, independent of brand?

I've been tasked with selecting two new switches intended to be our new iSCSI SAN backbone. Currently, we are using two Dell N4064 improvised for the task since that's what we had when the need ...
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Right Cisco switch for iSCSI SAN network

I'm trying to revive this old HP P4500 Lefthand SAN and recover some data from it. There was a pair of Cisco switches configured for the SAN traffic. Those are no longer there. All I have access to ...
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QoS (802.1p) for iSCSI Traffic on Cisco Nexus 3048

We're building a new core for our University and one thing that bugs me is the iSCSI network. We already considered Jumbo Frames and Flow Control on the iSCSI ports, but one thing remains for debate, ...
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How do you know if a Cisco switch is handling traffic well?

I have just read Jeremy's question about 2960-S and iSCSI traffic handling, which drove me to ask this question: We all have lots of switches deployed in distinct infrastructures, how can you know ...
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What are the best Cisco 6500 Ethernet modules for iSCSI?

I have a SAN environment built on FC (Fibre Channel), which is a standalone network from the rest of the DC Ethernet network, and have only Cisco 6509s with Sup720s available for this project. Most ...
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Can I use a Catalyst 2960-S for iSCSI?

I need to set up a modest iSCSI SAN with a few ESX hosts and one storage array. Can I get by using a Catalyst 2960-S or do I need to upgrade? Are there any special tweaks I need to make to the switch ...