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iSCSI SAN for Mac OS X
SuperSAN X

KernSafe SuperSAN is an advanced and powerful iSCSI Target software for Mac OS X, which can quickly make MacPro, iMac, Mac Mini and even MacBook Pro become iSCSI SAN. Being a full-featured iSCSI SAN software which supports powerful authorization methods include CHAP, Mutual CHAP and IP Address authorization, SuperSAN not only supports a variety of media types such as Standard Image File, VHD, volumes, and physical disks, but also support many features for enterprise such as SCSI-3 for clustering, Synchronous / Asynchronous Replication, High Availability, Snapshot and CDP. The product is an ideal choice for storage solution in enterprise and home user.

Being full-featured iSCSI target for Mac OS X, SuperSAN X supports many storage media types  to create iSCSI target and provides many features for security, data protection for small business and enterprise.

Supported Device Types:

  • Extremely fast iSCSI RAM disk drives for temporary data storing on network.
  • Security disks for each END, each user can use his/her own disk which use CHAP password encrypted.
  • Support standard disk image file (.img, RAW mapping to disk) for iSCSI target.
  • Support Virtual Hard Disk image file (.vhd) for iSCSI target.
  • Virtual CD/DVD-ROM emulator which existing CD/DVD ISO9660 (.iso, .bin, .mdf, .cdi, .b5i, .nrg, .ccd, .sub, .img, .raw) images to mounted as iSCSI CD/DVD-ROM drives on the clients.
  • Virtual CD/DVD-RW which allows create an iSCSI target using virtual burner and burn into ISO file.
  • Auto-mount feature for CD/DVD-RW emulator that automatically mounts new blank disk after previous burning process will finish.
  • Support physical disk (i.e. /dev/disk1) to create iSCSI target.
  • Support volume (partition) to create iSCSI target.
  • CDP (continuous data protection) for iSCSI target.
  • CDP and snapshot linked target which allows to use an intermediate state of another target.
  • Multiple-LUN target, mount more than one existing devices into one iSCSI target.
  • RAID-5 target, mount more than one existing devices into one iSCSI target with RAID-5 integrated.
  • Datacenter, mount more than one existing devices from other server in to one iSCSI target with RAID-5 integrated

Security and Data Protection:

  • Provides CHAP and mutual CHAP user authentication mechanism.
  • Provides client's IP address authentication mechanism with additional security.
  • Standard image file disk snapshot for incremental backups with unlimited number of rollback points.
  • VHD (virtual hard disk) snapshot.
  • True and real-time continuous data protection (CDP).


  • Synchronous Replication (RAID-1), allows create synchronous replication one any existing iSCSI target to image file or remote iSCSI target.
  • Asynchronous Replication (RAID-1), allows create asynchronous replication one any existing iSCSI target to image file or remote iSCSI target.
  • High availability, allows you can create an high-availability iSCSI SAN by using two or more than two iSCSI servers.

Protocol Features:

  • Volatile and persisted COW protection feature, that automatically create snapshots for each initiators with virtual write permission.
  • Read and write caching, which use memory on server as cache to improve data transfers speed and response time.
  • iSCSI Target portal address management, which allows you to make iSCSI server to be able to work behind the firewall.
  • Provides remote management mechanism that allows to manage the iSCSI server from Windows desktop.
  • No restrictions on disk capacity, total number of hard disk installed, number of CPUs or CPU cores, and Ethernet ports or the amount of RAM.
  • Supports multiple connections per iSCSI session, which allows you to create round robin, weighted paths and so on.
  • Supports 64-bit LBA, providing more than 2TB of disk space.
  • Fully Supports SCSI-2 Reserve/Release.
  • Fully Supports SCSI-3 Persistent Reserve clustering and high availability.
  • Fully Supports Citrix XenServer.
  • Fully Supports open-iscsi on Linux.
  • Fully Supports KernSafe iSCSI initiator on Mac OS X.
  • Fully conforms to the latest iSCSI Standard 1.0 (former Draft 20).