Originally posted by Rinish
How can I make my own Linux based storage router? I know how to forward packets using Linux...
does that has to do something with this?
The question is: What exactly is the problem you are trying to solve:
1. You have fibre channel attached storage and want to allow a linux machine to use iSCSI to
For that you can either buy a storage router like the one you mentioned, or you build a linux
box that has fibre channel cards and acts as a iSCSI gateway between the FC and your
remote hosts accessing you via ethernet.
The question is, does linux have the necessary drivers to act as an iSCSI target?
2. You have a linux machine attached ethernet switches and want to buy storage that
you can acess via the iSCSI driver. One company we are looking at for that is http://equalogic.com/
3. You have one or several linux and windows machines and want to buy cheap storage for it that
you want to access on a file level.
You can buy a linux box with several drives in a raid5 or so, and export it via NFS through gigabit ethernet.
You then do not need iSCSI.
4. You have machines that you want to boot diskless off of iSCSI via ethernet
Then you might consider the alternative to boot them via PXE through the ethernet and have the
bootimage nfs mount again from a simple NFS server, again not involving iSCSI at all.