System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

x86: iSCSI Boot

Solaris Express Community Edition, build 104: The iSCSI Boot feature enables you to initialize an operating system over the network from a remote location, such as a storage disk array. This version of iSCSI Boot supports booting from x86 based systems. iSCSI Boot is typically loaded onto an initiator or a diskless client, while the hard disk resides on a SCSI target that is attached to the network. Because the feature uses a standard Ethernet-based infrastructure, data, storage, and networking traffic can be consolidated on a standard network. More information about iSCSI Boot can be found at