Open-E Knowledgebase
Search:     Advanced search

How to connect multiple initiators to a target?

Article ID: 17
Last updated: 15 Mar, 2013
Views: 19204
How to connect multiple initiators to a target? Rating: 2.3333 / 10
Votes: 3
Posted: 07 Jul, 2008
Updated: 15 Mar, 2013

In order to connect to the same target with multiple initiators at the same time, a cluster filesystem has to be used. Otherwise, the data may become corrupted. Here are some SAN cluster filesystems: 

DataPlow SFS:

Alternately, you may use MetaSAN software (, which is cross-platform Storage Area Network (SAN) management software.

SAN file system solutions are very expensive. The easiest way to share the data on an iSCSI target is to create a network share and get clients to connect to the network share and not directly to the target.
If the clients have read only permissions on the target and need to access recent data (written from a single host only), they can log out and log in a new session in the initiator in order to see recent data.

This article was:   Excellent | Very Good | Good | Fair | Poor
Also read
document Cannot see new files (iSCSI LUN)

Also listed in
folder Information -> General info -> Fibre Channel

Prev   Next
How to configure MPIO with Microsoft Initiator?     How can access my iSCSI target snapshot?

The Knowledge base is managed by Open-E data storage software company.