Solved Is a special iSCSI card needed?

November 5, 2010 at 05:16:35
Specs: Any Win, XEON/1GB
I just wanted to be sure, you don't need a special network card to attach a iSCSI storage array to a Windows server, do you? Just preferably a 1gbps or faster and the iSCSI initiator software? I've attached iSCSI arrays to Windows XP stations before but they were pre-assembled from the vendor, but it didn't seem like they had special network cards in it. Thanks.

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February 28, 2011 at 07:33:52
In feedback from other places and further research, it appears not, though certain cards may be more efficient than other.

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February 28, 2011 at 08:19:04
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You're correct. I use iSCSI and it works fine with a normal card or onboard ethernet interface. But it is a bit slow. In an enterprise setting you would use special high-speed connections and interfaces.

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