[CentOS] openfiler (was: using CentOS as an iSCSI server?)

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 00:00:07 UTC 2009


Alan McKay wrote:
>> I thought the original object was to make the space available to
>> multiple VMware ESX(i) servers so you could vmotion guests among them.
>> Can ESX construct raids out of multiple iscsi sources?
> 
> Well, my original may have been a bit obtuse because I do not really
> know what I am looking for :-)
> 
> I have a bunch of local disk all over the place.   I eventually want
> to virtualize everything, so I'd like a way to virtualize that
> localdisk and do fancy things with it :-)

If you don't need vmotion you could just use a small local disk to boot 
the guest OS and let the guest do the iscsi connections itself for the 
main part of its storage - in which case the software raid from 
different targets should work.

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   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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