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Re: [Xen-devel] iSCSI root

Have you tried setting up evms to handle the raid? I just started using
it instead of lvm+md on nfs1 when I rebuilt it last week and so far it's
run very nice and reliably on bootup. It's stacked like this: 
As you can see, I really don't want the array failing on me. ;)

Once I get the iSCSI working I had planned on using 1 EVMS volume from
nfs1 and nfs2 servers as mirror pairs mounted via domain0 of the hosting
xen node then exported to the domain#. It looks quite complex, but it
should in theory provide 100% fault tolerance to the individual xenlinux
virtual machines. (separate lan per nfs server as well, 3rd lan for
regular network traffic).

Thank you for the specifics on iscsi. I'll probably be packaging it
somehow after I check out the license and get it to compile reliably.
That is unless someone else gets to it before me. ;)

On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 07:33, James Harper wrote:
> As promised, here's what I did to get iSCSI root running under XenU
> under Debian 3.1 (Sarge):
> Be running linux 2.6 under XenU.
> Build XenU with SCSI disk support (I did them as modules)
> Get linux-iscsi
> from http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-iscsi/
> Build it according to the instructions there (i found it a bit tricky)
> and install under your XenU 
> Get iscsi-init 4.0.1 from http://sourceforge.net/projects/iscsi-init/
> Built it according to the instructions there (much easier).
> Make sure the modules from linux-iscsi and iscsi-init are in
> /lib/modules/... for XenU.
> Copy the attached script 'iscsi-init' to /etc/mkinitrd/scripts in
> XenU.
> mkinitrd as normal.
> Add the appropriate bits to your kernel command line for XenU as per
> the README in iscsi-init.
> Reboot and enjoy. Sorry if it's a bit vague, i can fill in any details
> if anyone is interested.
> I'm just now trying to get RAID1 working over iscsi so I get high
> availability, but mkinitrd starts raid before the iscsi script runs so
> I need to re-jig it a bit.
> James

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