One of those mornings...

From: Eric Wolf 
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Trying to get a patch through QA... Test clients keep getting hung and
leaving iscsi volumes allocated... Grrr....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fow7iUaKrq4


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Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ I haven't played with iScsi yet. Is it even worth it f you don't have more t= han gigabit eth? Sent from my iPhone ving iscsi volumes allocated... Grrr.... =3D-

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Was built to use GBE. For home use it is pretty simple to setup an iSCSI SAN. For enterprise use it quickly gets WAY more complicated. -AW

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 As Aaron alludes to, it kinda depends what and how. Being able to send an entire 4k page write in a single UDP packet across the wire will allow that GBE to scale farther than you think. Regards, dtb

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ iSCSI in our product goes over dual bonded 10GBe interfaces. -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 All I wanted for Christmas was a 10GBe copper switch... (Not made by Netgear, and not with a half-bandwidth back-plane, Arista, I'm looking at you) Bonding for iSCSI is generally less preferred to MPIO. Rather difficult to implement in practice in a stable fashion and perform any kernel upgrades I am finding however :( Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with undefined - http://www.enigmail.net/ iEYEARECAAYFAlDsb50ACgkQABP1RO+tr2RdSQCeNkmTHsmPD7QPdhrvtutd81Fv qnMAn1tQwizFwxjjAK85RWw1ZKlZUfKp =m4Ll -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Aaron Welch ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, bonding must be supported throughout the entire stack. SAN --> Switch --> Server NIC/HBA MPIO of course relies on the OS being smart enough to handle it. Windows is ok, Linux is a bit better, and Solaris ranks highest. But Solaris has Comstar built in which makes for all kinds of fun storage features and tools. -AW