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Eric Newbauer

globalSAN v.5.1 Released

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globalSAN version 5.1 has been released to the public.

Please note: starting with v.5, globalSAN must be activated with a trial or permanent key. globalSAN v.5.1 is a free upgrade for users who already have a permanent key for the previous version. If you have a trial key, upgrading to v.5.1 will allow you to reset the initiator's trial period to a full 14 days. A 14-day limited trial is available for the initiator and Xtarget. During the initiator's trial period, only one connection may be established at a time. (An expired trial can be renewed when a new build is released.)

To purchase a permanent key for the globalSAN iSCSI Initiator, unlock the globalSAN preference pane and click the License button on the Initiator tab. Follow the on-screen instructions to purchase and retrieve the permanent key for your computer.

New! globalSAN v.5.1 now installs the Xtarget component. Xtarget allows your Mac to act as an iSCSI target. For example, you can turn FireWire, Thunderbolt, USB, eSATA, and other drives into SAN storage by using your Mac to act as the storage server. A timed trial of Xtarget is available. (To safely share Xtarget's storage with multiple computers, you must use SANmp/iSANmp or Xsan.) To purchase a permanent key for globalSAN Xtarget, unlock the globalSAN preference pane and click the Purchase button on the Xtarget > License tab. Follow the on-screen instructions to purchase and retrieve the permanent key for your computer.

globalSAN v.5.1 requires an Intel Mac running 10.6.7 or later, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection with Cat 5e cable or better. Check the installer's readme file for version history.

What's New

  • Persistent state management via Command Line Interface
  • Fixed connection issues with Synology and ReadyNAS
  • Addressed read performance issues with several targets
  • Improved handling of CHAP protected connections with FreeNAS
  • Corrected issue where a target could be inadvertently forced to port 3260
  • Addressed issue where xtargetd could cause a kernel panic

Visit our website for more information or to download the globalSAN iSCSI initiator/Xtarget for Mac OS X.

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