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There are downsides to the AOE.  All raid is done in software on the
target system, and drives are not shared between systems,  I'm sure that
there are times that this is sufficient for many applications but it is
not a replacement for a SAN system.

I see AOE as a good disk array for use for a single server and using
software RAID and/or LVM to partition and/or combine multiple drives.

If you get one of the Coraid shelf units with 10/14 drives, it shows up
on your system as 10/14 individual local drives, not as a large single
drive.

Randy

On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 20:30 -0400, Jerry Yu wrote:
> in your test, Randal, did you buy a gigaE nic for the host server?
> regular cat5e cable or fiber optic?
> 
> On 8/10/05, Randal Jarrett (K4RSJ) <rsj at radio.org> wrote:
>         It is in the current 2.6.xx kernels.
>         
>         It is very easy to implement.  It only took me about 10
>         minutes 
>         to bring up an AOE drive in Suse 9.3.
>         
>         I did some timing comparisons with different disk copies and
>         it
>         held its own and even was faster on some tests.  Sorry, I
>         don't have
>         the results.  We did the tests on my test/crash system that
>         one of 
>         my sons appropriated last month. :-(
>         
>         The single drive (eval) hardware is kind of expensive but the
>         multi-drive packages (both PATA and SATA) are very
>         in-expensive
>         compared to a lot of other solutions.
>         
>         
>         
>         Randy
>         
>         On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 17:37 -0400, Greg Freemyer wrote:
>         > On 8/10/05, Jimmy Oliver <jimmyoliver at gmail.com> wrote:
>         > > ATA over Ethernet.  Check out this article 
&gt;         &gt; &gt; <a  rel="nofollow" href="http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8149";>http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8149</a>
&gt;         &gt; &gt;
&gt;         &gt;
&gt;         &gt; Very interesting (and new to me!!!).
&gt;         &gt;
&gt;         &gt; The article implies it is available in Debian Sarge. 
&gt;         &gt;
&gt;         &gt; Is &quot;ATA over Ethernet&quot; in the vanilla kernel.
&gt;         &gt;
&gt;         &gt; Greg
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