IBM i integration with BladeCenter and System x

IBM System x® and BladeCenter® servers integrate with the IBM i system via iSCSI target and initiator adapters. Internet SCSI (iSCSI) is an industry-standard storage networking protocol for linking data storage facilities. iSCSI commands are sent across an Ethernet network in TCP/IP packets. By taking advantage of iSCSI, you can attach one or more diskless System x or BladeCenter servers to the IBM i system via standard 1 Gbps Ethernet switches and cables. iSCSI enables you to connect System x and BladeCenter servers to your IBM i environment, tightly integrate server management and take advantage of IBM i virtual storage, networking and tape resources.

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