This chapter provides a high level overview of the iSCSI protocol.
The following topics are covered:
•General network design best practices
•Initiator and target technologies
28.1 What iSCSI is
The iSCSI protocol is a licensed service on the storage system that enables you to transfer block data to hosts using the SCSI protocol over TCP/IP. The iSCSI protocol standard is defined by RFC 3720.
In an iSCSI network, storage systems are targets that have storage target devices, which are referred to as LUNs (logical ...