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Re: [Xen-users] XCP and Gluster

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  • From: Scott Damron <sdamron@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:16:37 -0500
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I purchased a CoRaid 12 TB SAN for AOE.  We will see how it goes.  I
would prefer Infiniband for the available bandwidth, but as I am using
XCP, I figured I would go with something supported out of the box.  I
will let the list know how it goes.


On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM, Rudi Ahlers <Rudi@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Scott Damron <sdamron@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I believe it would be, I really am just trying to avoid using iSCSI
>> due to overhead.  I also am struggling to understand XCP a bit I
>> guess.  Is it really just Xen with VSwitch, Vastsky and a few other
>> magic bits thrown in, or is it entirely something new that tools you
>> would normally use with Xen won't work with?  Does it use Vastsky and
>> VSwitch by default when you set up some systems, or do you have to
>> configure something special to make use of the switching and storage?
>> Thanks,
>> Scott
> NFS has much more overhead than iSCSI. It also runs on TCP/IP (which is why
> iSCSI has so much overhead), but you have an NFS server and "forgeign" file
> system as well.
> Best would be to use AOE (if you can't change to Fibre Optic) and then use
> something like ZFS / EXT4 on the Hypervisors
> --
> Kind Regards
> Rudi Ahlers
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