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Feb
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answered Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?
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accepted Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?
Feb
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comment Can I mount a volume that is targeted by iSCSI in Linux?
No can do. I need read/write access to it while my Windows machine is off, so that leaves out any kind of network sharing protocol. Why won't doing a localhost initiator work? Are targets only meant to be used by one initiator at a time?
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accepted Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?
Feb
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comment Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?
We shall see. I'm going to go with fiber channel because that looks good on a resume if I ever need to tout some experience, plus cable really is cheap. I will probably use some kind of metal tubing for bends going into the wall and run the fiber through that. Believe me, if I had the time to save for this, I would be going with a Supermicro case, and putting a dual 1366 Xeon in there, but I need this up quick, so I am going with a Norco case and putting my "old" i7-970 system in there. The only other thing I will have to wait for is my card to come back from Areca's RMA process. Thanks!
Feb
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comment Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?
I will doing a lot of throughput, not really I/Os. I'm going to have 16 hard drives in a RAID-6 array at some point, and when SSDs are affordable in like 5 years, I will switch over to them. I have 6 in there now and I can easily hit 300 MB/sec with sequential reads. That's already 2.4 Gbps. I think a 4 Gbps link will be fine, I just can't find any info about serving up a disk in Linux with this card I'm looking at. I suspect getting it as a disk in Windows will be fairly straightforward.
Feb
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comment Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?
The link is going to be for storage data only. I will get my IP traffic from my regular ethernet link/network. For the reason being I don't want to spend money on a crazy switch just to integrate that into my network. I'm the only one going to be using this array. From what I see iSCSI is pretty taxing, even with a NIC with a processor, because the NIC still doesn't process the SCSI blocks from the IP packets, and the CPU has to in software. The actual iSCSI HBAs seem to not be anywhere in my price range. I'd rather go fiber and take a hit down to 4 Gbps if it means almost no CPU usage.
Feb
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comment Fibre Channel, HBAs, iSCSI, general IT knowledge?
I'm confused about the software end of things, not the hardware. Thanks though!
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