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The building strategy of iSCSI appliance
Author(s): Dong Zeng; Jingli Zhou; Dong Xiang
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Paper Abstract

Even though the foundation of iSCSI (Internet SCSI) protocol is quite different from that of Fibre Channel, and maybe the original idea of replacing FC-SAN with truly IP-based iSCSI-SAN is hard to be fulfilled in short term, nobody can ignore the broadly existence and the bright future of the iSCSI technology. We present an introduction to build several iSCSI appliances in this paper from a single stand-alone iSCSI Target, an iManager-based iSCSI appliance, and our embedded iSCSI Target implementation to a RAIN (Redundant Array of Independent Nodes) -based iSCSI appliance. Not only do we offer some experiment results of our standalone iSCSI Target and our embedded iSCSI Target, our in-band and out-of-band iManager-based iSCSI Target designing strategy and performance comparison, but also give an explanation of our RAIN-based iSCSI Target implementation concerning to the topology of our RAIN Target, the node data distribution method and our ways to deal with the capacity-expansion-on-demand problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5626, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.570078
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Dong Zeng, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
PLA Commanding Communications Academy (China)
Jingli Zhou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dong Xiang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5626:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II
S. J. Ben Yoo; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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