[CentOS] Server Virtualization

Ross S. W. Walker rwalker at medallion.com
Wed Sep 19 15:23:01 UTC 2007

Paul Heinlein wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2007, Flaherty, Patrick wrote:
> > If I had the time, I'd like to try using Xen with an 
> OpenSolaris ZFS 
> > iSCSI target as shared storage, but alas I do not have that time.
> FWIW, I've had good luck compiling and running the iSCSI target from 
> http://iscsitarget.sourceforge.net/ on CentOS 5. There aren't all the 
> bells and whistles of ZFS, I suppose, but it's pretty simple to set 
> up. Also, given gigabit ethernet and a decent switch, its bonnie++ 
> numbers aren't bad at all.

IET is pretty much storage independant and can use either block device
or file for it's back-end. I use it with LVM, while it isn't ZFS it
does provide for more storage management then raw disks or sparse


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