A customer asks
"I have a BladeSystem BL460c G6 and I want to connect this server with an iSCSI connection. Do I need any additional software like, The ProLiant Essentials Accelerated iSCSI Pack, or the Microsoft iSCSI Target Software, to use this functionality?"
Here is what Nathan in our ISS Engineering Problem Management has to say:"The ProLiant Essentials Accelerated iSCSI pack enables iSCSI offloading on certain Multifunction NICs. This is not required if you just want to enable basic software iSCSI functionality which is handled by the OS. I am assuming you are referring to using the servers as iSCSI initiators and not targets, so the software needed depends on the OS. If Microsoft Windows Server 2008 then there is a software iSCSI initiator which comes with the OS image. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 requires a quick download from Microsoft.com of their latest initiator software."