[pve-devel] [PATCH storage 0/2] Add SCST provider to ZFS over iSCSI

Alexander Schmid alex at modula-shop-systems.de
Thu May 3 19:39:20 CEST 2018


Am 03.05.2018 um 18:34 schrieb Dietmar Maurer:
>> dkms packages run fine, and scst is imho the most prferrable target
>> available.
> DKMS is a PITA
>
> and LIO drivers are include by default.
>
>> In special when it comes to ease of management via sysfs and support for
>> rdma transports like iser and srp.
>>
>> Also, the target not necessary runs on the PVE host itself but could be
>> either virualized or on a separate host / san.
> Yes, so why not use the iSCSI target included in any Linux distribution?
Is there a need limit users in which target to use (or not not) for 
their shared Storage ?
Adding SCST is not going to end up with 10 more targets to support, as 
there simply are not so many iscsi target implementations available.

PVE supports Comstar and istgt, where also no Linux packages are available.

Technical aspects/personal preference aside, SCST is not an uncommon 
target, so it's worth to at least consider adding it.
There is also ESOS (http://www.esos-project.com/) what is basically SCST 
(and ZFS if built with it) that is very stable and really painless to 
setup and maintain.



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