Does anyone know if the UCS M81KR and be configured so that a virtual FC interface can run in Target Mode.
I am looking at the possability of creating a Storage Virtualisation Software Appliance from Blade Servers but I need FC Targets for the servers to offer storage out to other Blades...
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It needs target mode driver and to my knowledge, it is not in the roadmap.
I would suggest you to contact your Cisco Sales representative for most current information and discuss your business requirements
We would write the Target Mode Driver for the M81KR. The question is does the M81KR currently have the capability to support Target Mode in the firmware and if so does a firmware interface specification exist?
I have to look for whether we publish the specification or not.
Is it possible for you to share your business requirements on why you want to operate M81KR in target mode ?
We produce Storage Software that runs on WINTEL based Servers. In a nutshell our software
allows us to virtualize storage from a pool of backend disks. We have written Target mode Drivers for both QLogic and Emulex Fiber Channels HBAs.This allows the Server running our Storage Software to appear as a SCSI Target to SCSI Initiators.
More information at www.datacore.com.
Thanks for the information.
To my knowledge, I do not think firmware specification is published for M81KR adapter.
I would suggest you to contact Cisco sales team so that they can work with you on any NDA procedure and initiate appropriate process.