[Beowulf] Booting fom a SAN disk using FC-over-Iinfiniband

Paulo Afonso Lopes pal at di.fct.unl.pt
Fri Oct 28 06:34:16 EDT 2005


Hello.

a) Does anybody have any experience on booting an OS (e.g. Linux, AIX)
that is installed on a LUN in a disk array and the is on a Fibre Channel
SAN?

b) And what if the host (an IBM JS20 blade) we want to boot is not
directly FC-attached to the SAN, but is Infiniband attached to a IB
gateway (a TopSpin 90 with the FC gateway module) and the IB switch is
connected to an FC switch (8 port Brocade)? Is it still possible to
"remote" boot it?

Thanks,

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Universidade Nova de Lisboa               | e-mail: pal at di.fct.unl.pt
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