The following device management enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 1/06 release. To view device management tools that are new in the previous Solaris 10 3/05 release, see Device Management.
This feature is new in the Solaris 10 1/06 release and in the Solaris Express 2/05 release.
Support for Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) is provided in this release. iSCSI is an Internet Protocol (IP)-based storage networking standard for linking data storage subsystems. By carrying SCSI commands over IP networks, the iSCSI protocol enables you to mount disk devices, from across the network, onto your local system. On your local system, you can use the devices like block devices.
The iSCSI protocol does the following:
Runs across existing Ethernet networks
Uses existing management tools for IP networks
Can be used to connect to Fibre-Channel or iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) environments
You can use the iscsiadm command to set up and manage your iSCSI devices. For more information, see the System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems and the iscsiadm(1M) man page.