I have been researching iSCSI impementations on the server to try and understand the dfference between them and to come to grips with how they work. This article looks to compare the various methods of connecting to a iSCSI network. It seems that many people do not know or understand that the generation and transmission [...]
iSCSI – (eye-scuzzee) – a protocol designed to transport SCSI block data across an IP network thus allowing a single network infrastructure. – a protocol used by networking teams so they don’t have to understand storage (thanks to Jeff Darcy at Pl.atyp.us) compare with Fibrechannel
I was participating in a storage design discussion and a Storage person threw up their most common complaint about networking – “we don’t know how to build reliable networks”. Let me take a shot at that.
We have looked at a simple iSCSI network solution in iSCSI Network Designs Part 1. We have kept the storage traffic separated from our data for operational reasons. But we are limited to 1GB/s and the port density of the switch.
I am working on a Data Centre that has more than 500 servers and we are considering what our storage strategy should be. This is why I have been looking at FCoE and iSCSI and establishing the benefits (or not). My next few posts will be a “stream of consciousness” on possible designs for an [...]