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Re: [Xen-users] AoE (Was: iscsi vs nfs for xen VMs)

  • To: Simon Hobson <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Peter Phaal <peter.phaal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 09:43:36 -0700
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Simon Hobson <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I must admit, AoE does seem to have it's upsides - in past threads (here and
> elsewhere) I've only ever seen it being criticised.

One upside to AoE is that, as an Ethernet protocol, you can get a lot
of visibility into SAN activity using standard sFlow instrumentation
in physical and virtual switches:


FYI sFlow is supported by the Open vSwitch and is easy to enable on XCP 1.0



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