[pve-devel] any plan for zfs over open-iscsi (linux)?

Travis Osterman tosterman at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 20:09:13 CEST 2021


On Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 12:05 AM Thomas Lamprecht <t.lamprecht at proxmox.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 18.10.21 04:04, Travis Osterman wrote:
> > I think the title says it all. I use open-iscsi for my SAN and wondered
> > whether there was a plan to support that the way LIO and IET are
> supported
> > within Proxmox. Neither LIO or IET are available for my linux
> distribution
> > and do not seem to be actively supported.
> >
> > I'm not a native perl coder but would happily be a tester for anyone
> > interested in this feature. If I'm alone, I may start trying to come up
> > with something. Thanks.
>
> I'm only waking up so excuse if I overlook something, but what's wrong
> with the non-user-mode iSCSI storage type of PVE?
>
> https://pve.proxmox.com/pve-docs/chapter-pvesm.html#storage_open_iscsi
>
> cheers,
> Thomas
>
>
That does, indeed, work fine. iSCSI over ZFS provides additional support
for quickly provisioning, snapshotting and rolling back images all through
the UI. From what I can see, proxmox connects to the NAS to issue the
commands to perform those functions. When I use the iSCSI (without ZFS), I
have access both proxmox and my NAS. Does that make sense?


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