iSCSI is a standard for linking data storage facilities over an ordinary IP network to transport block-level data. A file server connects to a SAN (Storage Area Network) storage through iSCSI. Which of the following roles is the file server?
C. HBA (Host Bus Adapter)
D. NAS Client
Kindly be reminded that the suggested answer is for your reference only. It doesn’t matter whether you have the right or wrong answer. What really matters is your reasoning process and justifications.
My suggested answer is A. Initiator.
There are two primary roles in an iSCSI solution: Initiator and Target.
An initiator sends iSCSI commends to the target for data access. It can be a pure software component or a hardware controller card (typically known as HBA).