Today more and more customers are willing to use SAN for the concurrent multi-initiator access to the same disk volume(s) and the same set(s) of the files. Movie rendering farms, huge distributed databases, clusters – virtually everybody wants to benefit from IP SAN performance (compared to the slow NAS implementations utilizing the same hardware). However iSCSI itself does not solve the task of maintaining distributed write locks and keeping file caches coherent. Tiger Technologies had developed etaSAN, revolutionary solution allowing NTFS to be used as a SAN file system with MetaSAN software acting as a metadata manager on the top of it. This manual describes how to use StarWind iSCSI Target for Microsoft Windows together with the MetaSAN from Tiger Technologies. We’ve picked up StarPort, our own iSCSI
Initiator for Microsoft Windows however any other one should work as well.