Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

SCSI Target

  • Kaladhar VorugantiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_526


In SCSI protocol, the server which provides the storage is known as target. There can be multiple targets in a storage controller. Each target can offer access to either a single volume or multiple volumes. The volumes being offered by a storage target are mapped into LUNs by the host operating system.

Key Points

Storage controllers, JBOD (just a bunch of disks in an enclosure), direct attached disks, and storage virtualization boxes can all act as SCSI targets. Other types of storage media that can support the SCSI protocol can also act as SCSI targets. The transport protocol encapsulating the SCSI commands dictate the uniqueness of the SCSI target and initiator identifiers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Development GroupNetwork ApplianceSunnyvaleUSA

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  1. 1.Advanced Development GroupNetwork ApplianceSunnyvaleUSA