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HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator (iSCSI-00)

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Overview
iSCSI defines a protocol for transport of SCSI packets over TCP/IP.  The HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator is a host-based implementation of the iSCSI protocol that operates between the SCSI layer and the network layer in HP-UX.

Features and Benefits
Key features and benefits of the HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator include the following:  
  • Requires no changes or modifications to existing mass storage applications
  • Conforms to the IETF iSCSI specification (RFC 3720)
  • Supports SLP (Service Location Protocol) for dynamic discovery of targets
  • Supports CHAP (Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) for authentication
  • Supports HPE StorageWorks P4000 SAN Solutions
  • Supports HPE D2D backup systems starting from B.11.31.03 release (see the support matrix for models supported)
Supported Configurations
To support the HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator, you need one of the following configurations:
  • HP-UX 11i v3 running on any supported  HPE 9000 or HPE Integrity Server
  • Network Interface Cards (NICs) and network infrastructure components currently supported with HP-UX 11i v3 (Gigabit NICs are strongly recommended)
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  • HP-UX 11i v2 (September 2004 update or later) running on any supported  HPE 9000 or HPE Integrity Server
  • NICs and network infrastructure components currently supported with HP-UX 11i v2 (Gigabit NICs are strongly recommended)
OR
  • HP-UX 11i v1 running on any supported  HPE 9000
  • NICs and network infrastructure components currently supported with HP-UX 11i v1 (Gigabit NICs are strongly recommended)

Assistance
The HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator is supported by HP-UX Customer Service for those customers with existing support contracts.

Documentation
You can download full documentation for the HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator from the "iSCSI (SCSI over TCP/IP)" in the HPE support center.

Available documents include: 

  • HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator Support Guides
  • HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator Release Notes
  • HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator Support Matrix
The HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator Support Guide describes how to configure and use iSCSI on HP-UX.  The HP-UX iSCSI Software Initiator Release Notes describe patch dependencies and known issues.
 
Additional product information
Product #: T1452A     
Additional info
Version: B.11.11 / B.11.23 / B.11.31
Software specification: B.11.11.03f (iSCSI-00_B.11.11.03f_HP-UX_B.11.11_64.depot)
B.11.23.03f (iSCSI-00_B.11.23.03f_HP-UX_B.11.23_IA_PA.depot)
B.11.31.03h (iSCSI-00_B.11.31.03h_HP-UX_B.11.31_IA_PA.depot)
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