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  Configuring an iSCSI Initiator on Linux — (07-April-2009)

iSCSI technology continues to gain strength in the database community. With its 
low entry cost, simple configuration, and rapidly growing support, many 
organizations are seeking to take advantage of their high-speed IP backbone 
over that of a Fibre Channel (FC) network.

To gain a better understanding of how an Oracle database server can make use of 
an iSCSI target for storage, I put together a brief introduction on how to 
install and configure an iSCSI Target and an iSCSI Initiator (Open-iSCSI) on 
the Linux platform.

The Linux Open-iSCSI Initiator is a built-in package included with Red Hat 
Enterprise Linux 5 or later. This article will also include instructions on how 
to configure an iSCSI Target using Openfiler.

The article can be found at:

Configuring an iSCSI Initiator on Linux

Within the next several weeks, I will also publish this same article for 
configuring the iSCSI Initiator on the Solaris platform.

Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator