[Beowulf] Any recommendations for a good JBOD?

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sat Feb 20 08:32:04 EST 2010


Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 05:56:18PM -0500, Patrick Geoffray wrote:
> 
>>> I'll second this recommendation. The Coraid servers are fairly
>> +1. The AoE spec is very simple, I wish it would have more traction 
>> outside CoRaID. On the opposite, iSCSI is a utter mess with all the bad 
>> technical choices.
> 
> Is it very painful to get a zfs as an AoE target talk to VMWare?
> For some reason only iSCSI is always being mentioned here.

We've never tried zfs on CoRAID but I've done XFS with no problems.  We 
also have some iSCSI NAS, and I have to disagree with the difficulty of 
use. We find iSCSI as easy to use as AoE.

gerry



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