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iSCSI SAN Boot — Simplifying Server Operations on SANS

Storage area networks (SANs) deliver consolidated storage and advanced storage management features. One advanced SAN configuration involves booting servers directly from the SAN, eliminating all locally attached storage and improving server operations. Several server boot options are available: 1) traditional boot from internal storage; 2) boot from a server on the network; and 3) boot from the iSCSI SAN. To select the right boot option for your environment, you should weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each.