SANBlaze target emulation systems for FCoE, Fibre Channel, SAS, NVMe, and iSCSI provide a virtual, extremely cost-efficient configurable environment for SAN product development, testing and QA. The systems reduce the need to deploy large farms of physical “scratch” disks or tapes, providing port density, high performance, non-volatile media at a fraction of the cost of physical disks or tapes. The ability to add latency, have differing read/write sizes, inject a wide variety of errors and save and restore multiple disk configurations provides a flexible and invaluable tool for development, test and QA labs.
The SANBlaze Initiator Emulator for FCoE, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NVMe and SAS provides simulation of a single to hundreds of Initiator ports. The Initiator product operates on existing SANBlaze VirtuaLUN and GargantuLUN systems, making it easy to integrate into existing SANBlaze environments. The software runs standalone or in conjunction with SANBlaze Target Emulation software for an end-to-end solution. SANBlaze Initiator Emulation provides unparalleled advantages over the real thing: smaller footprint, lower power consumption, centralized management and control and lower cost of ownership. Simulation of hundreds of host devices or initiators is possible in a 1U form factor. Features such as read/write/compare testing, error injection and a custom command builder provide the ideal environment in which to simulate Initiator test cases via script or an easy to use web interface.