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Mac OS X
Mac OS X logo
Mac OS X desktop
Screenshot of Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard"
Company / developer Apple Inc.
Programmed in C, C++, Objective-C[1][2]
OS family Mac OS, Unix[3][4][5]
Working state Current
Source model Closed source (with open source components)
Latest stable release 10.6.5
Marketing target Personal computing
Language(s) Multi-lingual
Update method Apple Software Update
Supported platforms IA-32, x86-64 (from 10.4) and PowerPC (to 10.5)
Kernel type Hybrid based on the Mach microkernel
Default user interface Graphical (Aqua)
License Proprietary EULA
Preceded by Mac OS 9
Official website
See platforms for an overview over the supported devices and CPUs.
MacOSX iSCSI on a TiBook G4 connected to a PS3 playing QuickTime video over Ethernet.
MacOSX iSCSI on a TiBook G4 connected to different LIO architectures, watching iSCSI/DVD.

Apple Mac OS X[6] is a series of Unix-based operating systems and graphical user interfaces developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. Since 2002, Mac OS X has been included with all new Macintosh computer systems. It is the successor to Mac OS 9, released in 1999, the final release of the "classic" Mac OS, which had been Apple's primary operating system since 1984.

OS X with the SmallTree iSCSI Initiator v0.6.8 can connect to LinuxIOs. Using this Initiator with LIO requires at least LIO v2.9-STABLE r301. The Initiator has first been tested on Mac OS X 10.4.8 in VMware Workstation 6, and in Mac OS X on a PowerBook G4 Tibook, and has since been stable and supported by SmallTree.


Virtual Machine

To get LIO setup quickly with using VMs, see LIO-VM. Inside of the VM, filesystems can be created using Disk Utility, they can be mounted, files can be copied in and out, and our testing showed no problems.

Read-only mounts from Mac OS X formatted filesystems in Linux/iSCSI Initiators VMs using the hfsplus filesystem also works. As HFS is not a cluster filesystem, use great care when accessing a single hfs mount with R/W and multiple iSCSI Initiators.

Test and Validation

The following tests scenarios have been evaluated so far.

SmallTree iSCSI Initiator


Device Types

See also


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