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[[Image:SmallTree_MacOSX_iSCSI_LIO_info.png|right|thumb|300px|MacOSX Disk Utility info for [[Target/IBLOCK]] LUN.]]
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[[Image:SmallTree_MacOSX_iSCSI_LIO.png|right|thumb|300px|MacOSX iSCSI with the SmallTree iSCSI Initiator connected to Ubuntu [[LIO-VM]].]]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_os_x Mac OS X]<ref>

Revision as of 23:58, 28 November 2010

Support for Apple Mac OS X with the SmallTree Initiator. Template:AdSense right

Contents

Overview

Mac OS X
Mac OS X logo
Mac OS X desktop
Screenshot of Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard"
Company / developer Apple Inc.
Programmed in C, C++, Objective-C[1][2]
OS family Mac OS, Unix[3][4][5]
Working state Current
Source model Closed source (with open source components)
Latest stable release 10.6.5
Marketing target Personal computing
Language(s) Multi-lingual
Update method Apple Software Update
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64 (from 10.4) and PowerPC (to 10.5)
Kernel type Hybrid based on the Mach microkernel
Default user interface Graphical (Aqua)
License Proprietary EULA
Preceded by Mac OS 9
Official website Apple Inc.

A TiBook G4 connected via iSCSI with Playstation3/iSCSI watching QuickTime Video

TiBook G4 with iSCSI enabled MacOSX with many different architectures of LIO.

Disk Utility Info of a LIO-IBLOCK LUN

MacOSX VM iSCSI connected to Ubuntu LIO-VM

Mac OS X[6] is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. Since 2002, Mac OS X has been included with all new Macintosh computer systems. It is the successor to Mac OS 9, released in 1999, the final release of the "classic" Mac OS, which had been Apple's primary operating system since 1984.

OS X with the SmallTree iSCSI Initiator v0.6.8 can connect to iSCSI Targets. Using this Initiator with LIO requires at least LIO v2.9-STABLE r301. The Initiator has first been tested on Mac OS X 10.4.8 in VMware Workstation 6, and in Mac OS X on a PowerBook G4 Tibook, and has since been stable and supported by SmallTree.

Virtual Machine

To get an LIO-Target setup quickly with using VMs, see LIO-VM. Inside of the VM, filesystems can be created using Disk Utility, they can be mounted, files can be copied in and out, and our testing showed no problems.

Read-only mounts from Mac OS X formatted filesystems in Linux/iSCSI Initiators VMs using the hfsplus filesystem also works. As HFS is not a cluster filesystem, use great care when accessing a single hfs mount with R/W and multiple iSCSI Initiators.

Test and Validation

The following tests scenarios have been evaluated so far.

Mac OS X iSCSI Initiator

LIO-Target

Device Types

See also

Notes

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