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storage channel number.

In the vSphere Client, each storage device, or LUN, is identified by several names

Runtime Name The name of the first path to the device. The runtime name is created by the

host. The runtime name is not a reliable identifier for the device, and is not


The runtime name has the following format:

vmhba#:C#:T#:L#, where

vmhba# is the name of the storage adapter. The name refers to the physical

adapter on the host, not to the SCSI controller used by the virtual machines.

C# is the storage channel number.

Software iSCSI initiators use the channel number to show multiple paths

to the same target

Can somebody explain more about what channel number is referred here

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