[CentOS] 3Ware 9650SE tuning advice

Ross Walker rswwalker at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 04:57:36 UTC 2009


On Jan 15, 2009, at 6:12 PM, Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at bludgeon.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 06:04:59PM -0500, Rob Kampen wrote:
>> Ray, I've had good performance from xfs with large filesystems.
>> What kind of files are you looking to use, lots of smaller files or  
>> large
>> media files??
>
> I was leaning towards using XFS as well.  We'll probably be handling a
> lot of large files (VMware datastore).
>
> In my initial tests the iSCSI target (tgtd) appears to run quite
> quickly, whereas the NFS daemon gets bogged down and results in high
> system load.
>
> I'm not yet sure if I should be usin tgtd[1] or IET (iSCSI Enterprise
> Target[2]).

We over on the IET list would love to hear your experience with both  
and not just on performance but ease of use and reliability too.

The primary IET creator is also one of the primary TGT developers and  
I'm sure he'd like to hear an unbiased user's perspective.

-Ross



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