How to Download and Install Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac
If you want to connect your Mac to an iSCSI storage device, you need an iSCSI initiator. An iSCSI initiator is a software that allows your Mac to communicate with the iSCSI target using the iSCSI protocol. One of the most popular and reliable iSCSI initiators for Mac is Globalsan Iscsi Initiator.
Globalsan Iscsi Initiator is a free and easy-to-use iSCSI initiator that supports multiple connections, discovery portals, CHAP authentication, and more. It is compatible with macOS 10.12 or later and works with various iSCSI devices from different vendors. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac
To download Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac, you need to visit the official website of the developer, Studio Network Solutions. Here is the link: https://www.studionetworksolutions.com/globalsan-iscsi-initiator/
On the website, you will see a button that says \"Download Now\". Click on it and you will be redirected to a page where you need to fill out a form with your name and email address. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with a download link. Click on the link and the download will start automatically.
Step 2: Install Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac
Once the download is complete, you will find a file named \"globalsan-6.0.0.dmg\" in your Downloads folder. Double-click on it and you will see a window with an icon that says \"globalsan\". Drag and drop this icon to your Applications folder.
Next, open your Applications folder and double-click on the \"globalsan\" icon. You will see a window with a button that says \"Install\". Click on it and follow the instructions on the screen. You may need to enter your administrator password and restart your Mac to complete the installation.
Step 3: Configure Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac
After installing Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac, you need to configure it to connect to your iSCSI target. To do this, open the \"globalsan\" application from your Applications folder and click on the \"Preferences\" button on the top right corner. You will see a window with four tabs: General, Targets, Portals, and Advanced.
In the General tab, you can enable or disable automatic connection at startup, CHAP authentication, error recovery level, and other options. In the Targets tab, you can add or remove iSCSI targets by clicking on the \"+\" or \"-\" buttons. You need to enter the target name (IQN), IP address, port number, and CHAP credentials (if required) for each target. In the Portals tab, you can add or remove discovery portals by clicking on the \"+\" or \"-\" buttons. You need to enter the IP address and port number for each portal. In the Advanced tab, you can adjust the timeout values, maximum transfer length, header digest, data digest, and other parameters.
After configuring Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac according to your preferences and needs, click on the \"Apply\" button to save the changes. You can then close the Preferences window and go back to the main window of the application.
Step 4: Connect to Your Iscsi Target
To connect to your iSCSI target using Globalsan Iscsi Initiator for Mac, you need to select the target from the list in the main window of the application and click on the \"Connect\" button. You will see a green dot next to the target name indicating that it is connected. You can also see the connection status in the bottom left corner of the window.
Once connected, you can access your iSCSI storage device as if it was a local disk on your Mac. You can find it in Finder under Devices or Volumes. You can then read and write data to it as usual.