An Initiator is the storage device/endpoint that initiates SCSI request. Typically, Initiator serves the same purpose what SCSI adapter does. The only difference is, instead of physically cabling SCSI devices (like HDD, Tape Drives), an SCSI initiator send SCSI commands over an IP/Fiber Channel network.
The connection from the server through the HBAs to the Storage Controller is referred as PATH. Multipath Connectivity refers to a system configuration where multiple connection paths exists between Server and Storage Device called LUNs within a Storage Subsystem.
In this article, we will be discussing about commonly asked questions like:
1. What is Zoning and Why do we need it?
2. Difference between Soft Zoning and Hard Zoning?
3.On which component of Datacenter, Zoning is defined at?
4.What is LUN masking and Why do we need it?
5.How LUN masking is different from Zoning?
6.Where do we configure LUN masking?