[CentOS] ATA-over-Ethernet v's iSCSI

sophana sophana78 at yahoo.fr
Mon Nov 7 08:13:29 UTC 2005

For 2 nodes only you could try a shared firewire disk. it is very cheap 
and can work with 2 hosts and is quite fast (50MB/s)...
Nick Bryant wrote:

>Just wondering if anyone out there has any opinions or better still
>experience with Coraid's AoE products in a centos environment?
>We're looking at developing a very basic active/standby 2 node cluster which
>will need a shared storage component. It would be a huge bonus if other
>servers could also use the storage device. Originally I was looking at the
>Dell/EMC iSCSI solution as it's a cheaper solution than fibre channel.
>However, the performance issues without using a TCP offload HBA are a bit of
>a concern. 
>Then I found the Coraid (www.coraid.com) products based on the open standard
>AoE protocol. It's got a number of benefits including: price, less protocol
>overhead for the server and the ability to use any disks where as
>"enterprise" approved products form the likes of Dell/Sun etc only support
>250gb sata disks at the moment.
>I guess my concern is that it's a new technology that's not been widely
>adopted so far and all the issues that go along with that. 
>Any options or feedback would be really helpful.
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