Thanks for the info Stephan. I'm taking your response into consideration and will most likely NOT go forward with this based on your response, as well as Oracle's response to this same type of question. They seemed to believe that performance may be impacted.
1) However, before I completely ditch the idea, does anyone know if this is even possible? <-- that is, using linux software bridges via the `brctl` command. 2) When you were using "dedicated iSCSI NICS" were you just connecting to the sessions from the dom0 and then passing the raw device through to the domU's as a physical device? I guess that is another way of doing this, but then I have to manage which blk devices are used for physical access to the domU and which ones are actually being mounted on the dom0 (for Oracle VM, these are mounted under /OVS/) Thanks, Joe On Oct 6, 2009, at 11:41 AM, netz-haut - stephan seitz wrote: > > Hi there, > > I'ld recommend not to export LUNs directly to domU's. We did this on > a few dom0 with dedicated > iSCSI NICs. Running about 40-60 domUs concurrently results in flaky > iSCSI traffic and random loss of iSCSI sessions. We're now using > multipathed CLVM LV's without any problem. > > Cheers, > > Stephan > > >> -----Original Message----- >> From: email@example.com [mailto:open- >> is...@googlegroups.com] >> On Behalf Of Hoot, Joseph >> Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2009 8:56 PM >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Subject: Re: iscsi through linux software bridge? >> >> >> Has anyone done this? I can't seem to get it to work. The reason >> that I want to plug (2) physical ethernet cards to a linux software >> bridge, is because then I can have my Xen dom0 mount its own iSCSI >> volumes as well as "pass-through" additional iscsi traffic out to the >> guest vm's. This will allow for me to take advantage of EqualLogic's >> thin provisioning. >> >> >> >> >> >> On Oct 1, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Hoot, Joseph wrote: >> >>> >>> I dont' think I sent this properly to the list. This is my second >>> attempt :) >>> >>> >>> >>> Has anyone been successful in setting up a linux software bridge and >>> loging into an iscsi target? >>> >>> I've setup the following: >>> >>> Linux Target: >>> ========== >>> eth2 -> 192.168.30.1 >>> eth3 -> 192.168.30.2 >>> >>> Linux Client: >>> ========== >>> >>> eth2 -> BRIDGE=iscsi0 >>> iscsi0 -> TYPE=Bridge >>> iscsi0:1 -> 192.168.30.3 >>> >>> eth3 -> BRIDGE=iscsi1 >>> iscsi1 -> TYPE=Bridge >>> iscsi1:1 -> 192.168.30.4 >>> >>> >>> I can discover all targets. But when I go to log into them, it >>> fails. If I break the software bridges and just leave the IP's on >>> eth2 and eth3, they can login and discover just fine. >>> >>> Thanks >>> Joe >>> >>>> >> >> ============================== >> Joseph R. Hoot >> Lead System Programmer/Analyst >> (w) 716-878-4832 >> (c) 716-759-HOOT >> joe.h...@itec.suny.edu >> ============================== >> >> >>> > > > Mit freundlichen Gruessen > > -- > Stephan Seitz > Senior System Administrator > > *netz-haut* e.K. > multimediale kommunikation > > zweierweg 22 > 97074 würzburg > > fon: +49 931 2876247 > fax: +49 931 2876248 > > web: http://www.netz-haut.de/ > > registriergericht: amtsgericht würzburg, hra 5054 > > > > ============================== Joseph R. Hoot Lead System Programmer/Analyst (w) 716-878-4832 (c) 716-759-HOOT joe.h...@itec.suny.edu ============================== --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "open-iscsi" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to open-iscsi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/open-iscsi -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---