[CentOS] using CentOS as an iSCSI server?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Oct 20 21:12:50 UTC 2009
Rudi Ahlers wrote
> Simple, it's only a NAS device, and not really a file server / web
> server / data base server as well. The purposes I needed is to replace
> SMB on the network, and iSCSI seemed like a good alternative. The
> server in question is a dev server, which I thought would be
> beneficial to setup as an iSCSI server as well and connect other
> servers to it's storage, and thus consolidate the storage on it :)
whoa. ISCSI is *NOT* a NAS/SMB replacement.
ISCSI is a SAN replacement, a low budget (and lower performance)
alternative to Fibrechannel.. a given iSCSI target volume can only be
accessed by a single initiator (client) at a time, unless you're running
some sort of cluster file system that supports shared block devices.
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