[lug] SANS v. NAS
jafo at tummy.com
Thu Dec 29 14:53:21 MST 2005
On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 08:49:21AM -0700, Jeffrey Brown wrote:
> Is there such a thing as a consumer grade SAN controller? Not sure what you mean by "consumer" although the prices are coming down.
A Linux box can run as an iSCSI server. In fact, ISTR seeing iSCSI as an
option in the Linksys WRT-54G firmware. That was probably client side
instead of server, because server wouldn't be THAT useful.
> Can one boot from a SAN disk? Yes.
If your system supports booting from iSCSI, or you set it up such that it
boots a Linux kernel configured properly to get it's root file-system from
iSCSI. For example, you could use PXE (which is more common than native
iSCSI) to boot a custom kernel that then knows how to get to it's root
file-system over iSCSI.
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