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  • 1.  storage channel number.

    Posted Oct 05, 2010 09:10 AM

    In the vSphere Client, each storage device, or LUN, is identified by several names

    Runtime Name The name of the first path to the device. The runtime name is created by the

    host. The runtime name is not a reliable identifier for the device, and is not

    persistent.

    The runtime name has the following format:

    vmhba#:C#:T#:L#, where

    vmhba# is the name of the storage adapter. The name refers to the physical

    adapter on the host, not to the SCSI controller used by the virtual machines.

    C# is the storage channel number.

    Software iSCSI initiators use the channel number to show multiple paths

    to the same target

    Can somebody explain more about what channel number is referred here