Comparison of iSCSI targets

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An iSCSI target is a storage resource located on an iSCSI server (more generally, one of potentially many instances of iSCSI storage nodes running on that server) as a "target". An iSCSI target usually represents hard disk storage, often accessed using an Ethernet-based network.

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Software packages are available to allow a customer to configure a computer with disk drives and a network interface to be an iSCSI target.

Function FalconStor FreeNAS Microsoft Windows Storage Server[1] Open-E [2] Openfiler
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Snapshot Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mirroring and Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Thin Provisioning Yes No No No No
I/O caching Yes No Yes No Yes
Challenge-handshake authentication protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-user mutual CHAP authorization No No No No No
IPsec tunnelling No No Yes Yes No
Software RAID No Yes No Yes Yes
Virtual Optical Drive No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Virtual tape library Yes No No Yes No
Microsoft Management Console support No Yes No No No
PerfMon support No No Yes No No
High availability support Yes No Yes Yes No
VHD support Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dynamically expanding file support Yes No No No No
Virtual Burner support No No No No No
EventViewer support No No Yes No No
MPIO Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Windows Volume Snapshot Service No No Yes No No
VMware integration toolkit No No No No No
Remote management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows Server Core Support No No No No No
Unlimited Network Interface Controller Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes(Old v:1)
Storage limits 64 TB Unlimited Unlimited 4/8/16 (more need additional license) Unlimited

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