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iSCSI The Open-E Way
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  DataCore SANmelody 2.0 Open-E iSCSI Enterprise 1.51
Solution Software solution. Requires Windows XP or Windows Server and .net Framework Linux based software on a Flash storage module, using UltraATA/100
Application Dedicated or shared storage server Dedicated storage server
Infrastructure Ethernet, Fibre Channel Ethernet, Fibre Channel
iSCSI Accelerator support, 10 GbE support All hardware with Windows drivers Chelsio 10 GbE
RAID support All RAID hardware with Windows drivers, Windows software RAID Most cards from AMCC/3Ware, Adaptec, ICP Vortex, Intel, LSI Logic. Software RAID support.
Network card support All hardware with Windows drivers Multiple cards
Fibre Channel HBA support All hardware with Windows drivers Emulex, Qlogic
Multilane support / load balancing Microsoft Multipath I/O yes
Data security features IPsec, Secure LUN allocation, iSCSI CHAP, asynchronous IP replication IPsec, iSCSI target passwords, iSCSI CHAP
Fault tolerance Auto failover option based on SANmelody disk servers Secondary HBA takeover
Snapshot support Complete image, image update, source update. Can be triggered by Windows Volume Shadow Copy Complete image with scheduling
Storage volume features Based on Windows Server 2003 Storage Services. Virtual Disks, Volume Shadow Copies, Multipath I/O Auto provisioning (dynamic allocation of storage) Multiple volume grouping, online volume expansion
Performance features I/O read and write caching using system RAM no information found
Administration Microsoft Management Console, rights controlled by OS SSL web interface, multiple access levels
UPS support yes, based on OS and UPS Yes, with SNMP network shutdown
Email notification yes yes
Logging yes yes
Multi processor support 1, 2, or 4 (depending on software package) up to eight logical processors
Hardware Requirements x86 PC, 300+ MHz, 512 MB RAM, 65 MB disk space, network card x86 PC, 1.4+ GHz recommended, 512 MB RAM, RAID controller recommended, network card
Software Requirements Windows XP Home/Pro or Windows Server 2003 with .net Framework None
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