[Gluster-users] Gluster and iSCSI

Mickey Mazarick mic at digitaltadpole.com
Fri Mar 12 15:11:04 UTC 2010

I've done this a few years ago but there were serious overhead problems 
with gigE (even with jumbo frames).
This is a good way of merging a traditional SAN with gluster but there's 
little advantage if you are using commodity equipment. It's better to 
just have the machine exporing the iscsi lun to just act as a second 
gluster server.

There has been talk about a delayed-write mirror before for offsite and 
slower mirroring maybe a dev can tell us how far out that is.
Currently every write would have to occur before the client could continue.

-Mickey Mazarick

Marcus Bointon wrote:
> I'm just wondering how gluster and iscsi might work together. I suspect that in many situations they could be used interchangeably, but how about them working together? If a setup providing a gluster AFR service was on top of remote iSCSI targets, would protocol overhead become a serious problem?
> Marcus


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