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The iSCSI service on a vFiler unit

In general, the iSCSI service operates on individual vFiler units, treating each of the vFiler units like a physical storage system. But the iSCSI software adapter (iSCSI software target) and the commands that manage and report on it, and the underlying NICs, operate on the hosting storage system.

Because an iSCSI adapter on a storage system has only one identity (there are no vFiler unit-specific adapter names), there is only one set of iSCSI sessions and statistics.

For more information about the iSCSI service, see the Data ONTAP SAN Administration Guide for 7-Mode.

You must keep in mind the following considerations about the iSCSI service on the hosting storage system:

You must keep in mind the following considerations about the iSCSI service on individual vFiler unit: