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RE: [Xen-devel] AOE

I've tried nbd, and possibly enbd (can't remember if I got that working
or not). At the time I was using a server which had performed okay as
Windows 2000 Server for some time. When running Linux though, it crashed
all the time. The problem turned out to be a bad stick of memory, but by
then I'd been through a few attempts of iSCSI and nbd and had cursed
their unreliability (obviously, it turned out to be the server itself in
the end).

Assuming a working AoE server on the same L2 network, you simply need to
have an 'up' network adapter, and load the AoE module. You don't even
need a TCP/IP stack running. Apart from MAC filtering, there is no
security, so it should really be on its own Ethernet segment, or VLAN. 



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Limpach [mailto:christian.limpach@xxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, 22 May 2005 18:30
> To: James Harper
> Cc: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] AOE
> On 5/22/05, James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > If anyone is wanting to experiment with SAN technology, but finding
> > iSCSI too fiddly, have a look at AOE (ATA over Ethernet). There is a
> > software AoE server, and the kernel client is already in 2.6.11.
> >
> > I use AOE root on dom0, and on the block devices exported to the
> > domains (eg dom0 exports AOE devices, the other domains don't do AOE
> > themselves). This allows for domain migration to work nicely.
> Have you ever tried gnbd?  How does this compare to gnbd?  We've used
> gnbd in exactly the same setup.
>     christian

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