iSCSI Host Platforms

    NetApp delivers full support for iSCSI host connections with Windows®, Linux®, AIX, Solaris™, HP-UX, VMware® and NetWare enterprise operating systems. Network boot improves storage management and removes a requirement for boot storage at the server. In addition, NetApp® iSCSI host connections enable robust options for high-availability configurations via multipath and clustering, as shown in the following table:

    OS Vendor

    Initiator

    Multipath

    Cluster

    Network Boot

    Software initiator,
    third-party HBA
    Active-Active
    NetApp Data ONTAP® DSM,
    Microsoft MS DSM,
    Veritas™ DMP DSM
    Microsoft Cluster Server,
    Veritas VCS
    HBA, S/W
    Software initiator,
    third-party HBA
    VMware NMP
    Veritas DMP for VMware
    VMware ESX VMotion™,
    VMware HA
    HBA
    Software initiator,
    third-party HBA
    Active-Active
    Red Hat RHEL device mapper (DM-MP), Veritas DMP
    Red Hat Cluster Suite,
    Oracle Clusterware, Veritas VCS
    HBA, S/W
      Software initiator,
    third-party HBA
    Active-Active
    Oracle OEL device mapper (DM-MP), Veritas DMP
    Red Hat Cluster Suite,
    Oracle Clusterware, Veritas VCS
    HBA, S/W
    Software initiator, third-party HBAActive-Active
    MPxIO, Veritas DMP
    Veritas VCSHBA
    Software initiator,
    third-party HBA
    Active-Active
    Novell SUSE device mapper (DM-MP), Veritas DMP
    Oracle Clusterware, Veritas VCSHBA, S/W
    Software initiator,
    native HBA
    Active-Active
    MPIO
    HA/CMPHBA, S/W
    Software initiatorActive-Passive
    PVlinks
    NoNo
    Software initiatorTrunkingNovell Cluster ServicesNo