smahbub Mon, 06/25/2007 - 14:20
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iSCSI initiators (IP hosts) discover the iSCSI targets to which they may have access.The SN 5428-2 supports two methods of iSCSI target discovery:

?SendTargets mechanism?allows the initiator to use the iSCSI "SendTargets" request to get a list of targets to which it may have access, as well as the list of addresses (IP address and TCP port) on which these targets may be accessed. This is the IETF standard iSCSI target discovery mechanism, and cannot be disabled on the storage router.

?Service Location Protocol (SLP)?provides the storage router with the ability to advertise iSCSI targets to initiators or servers that use SLP. SLP advertisement is enabled by default for all SCSI routing instances. However, the SLP service is disabled by default for the storage router.

No additional configuration is required to support the SendTargets mechanism of iSCSI target discovery. To use the SLP method of iSCSI target discovery, however, you must enable the SLP service on the storage router


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