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globalSAN v.5.2 (Beta) (Mavericks compatibility) available for download

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globalSAN v.5.2.0.421 (Beta) (Mavericks compatibility) is now available for download. This build has been in private beta testing with many customers for about a month. It is stable and there are currently two known issues.

Download the Beta

New Features & Licensing Changes

  • Support for OS X Mavericks [GLO-342]
  • Drivers are now digitally signed [GLO-349]
  • Initiator trial mode no longer requires manually entering a key to begin [GLO-319]
  • Persistent connections no longer allowed in trial mode [GLO-324]
  • Improved UX with initiator when connected to EVO [GLO-186]

Fixes

  • Addressed initiator connectivity issue with Windows Server 2012 [GLO-327]
  • Improved initiator performance when CRC enabled in 10GbE environment [GLO-333]
  • Fixed issue that could cause System Preferences to hang when opening globalSAN [GLO-351]
  • Fixed issue that could cause System Profiler to crash when opening [GLO-343]
  • Fixed and addressed incompatibility between Xtarget and VMware ESXi iSCSI initiator [GLO-268]
  • Addressed Xtarget issue that was only seen in 10.8 + Ivy Bridge where Finder stalled while writing to an iSCSI/FireWire device [GLO-335]

Known Issues

  • We are investigating reports of issues with client-side sleep [GLO-360]
  • Autodiscovery and CRC incompatibilities with the ctld iSCSI target [GLO-359]

Please report any issues (or other feedback) to the forum!

globalSAN v.5.2 requires an Apple Intel Mac running 10.6.8 or later, and a Gigabit Ethernet connection with Cat 5e cable or better. Check the installer's readme file for version history.

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

For immediate updates, follow Studio Network Solutions on Twitter.

Please note: These files will be removed when final versions are publicly released. Final versions of all software can be be obtained here.

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