iSCSI software targets are standard 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet NICs. Software targets are supported on IBM i 7.1 systems only.
iSCSI software targets replaces current iSCSI adapter on Power server side with software in IBM i. Uses Ethernet adapters and network to connect Power to BladeCenter and System x.
1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Power System Ethernet NICs are supported as iSCSI software targets. With software targets, the iSCSI protocol is implemented in IBM i, rather than in the adapter hardware.
Note that Power server virtual Ethernet adapters that are assigned to the IBM i partition are not supported as iSCSI software targets.
Note that embedded Ethernet ports in the Power server are not recommended for use as iSCSI software targets.