On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, John Allman wrote:
> By using vblade and aoetools and a recent 2.6 kernel you could turn
> a few linux boxes into one large disk server without forking out a
> huge amount of cash.
Ehm, why do you need AoE for this?
Your comment has left my existing Linux 'disk server' very confused
and questioning its many years of existence. I'll probably have to
spend lots money on therapy for it now, thanks.
AoE is a protocol for connecting to external RAID boxes using cheap
ethernet NICs and switches, rather than the far more expensive
fibre-channel equipment predominant in external storage today. AoE is
*not* a sane thing to use as a general purpose network storage
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