IBM® supports attachment of SMP IBM BladeCenter® blade and System x® models to an IBM i system via an iSCSI network. This implementation uses iSCSI target and initiator adapters and provides systems management and storage consolidation features.
Attachment of BladeCenter blade and System x models via an iSCSI network requires IBM i 5.4 or later plus a minimum cumulative PTF package and additional PTFs. See the IBM i PTFs page for details.
The following documents contain information about planning and implementing Windows and VMware ESX on BladeCenter and System x servers that are attached to the IBM i via an iSCSI network: