Hello everybody. I'm building an iSCSI array for an ESX server setup at home. The iSCSI array is built on Fedora 8. Right now I'm just trying to baseline expected File transfer speeds. Here is what I have so far:
1 8 port Gig Netgear Switch
6 Intel Gig nics
2 Fedora 8 Fresh installs
-Each Fedora box has 3 Intel gig nics. 2 of the nics are bonded together in each box (bond0). The third nic is one another network and used for management only. The idea is to have a private network for the iscsi traffic using the bonded nics or bond0.
-The iSCSI box has a Raid0 array consisting of 2 SATA2 drives. No iscsi target set up yet but I've shared the array via NFS. Here is my mount command: mount -o rsize=32768 -o wsize=32768 iscsi:/array /mnt/array
Now from the other machine I mount up the iscsi machine through the bonded nics. Then I perform a file transfer. I'm getting a transfer rate reported by midnight commander of 35-38mbs. I'm transferring a 3.5 gig iso file. What I want to know is if this is what I should expect. I'm at home so traffic is not an issue. I'm thinking I might want to upgrade my switch. Can somebody that has a gig network transfer a large file and let me know the speed results? I think I can live with 35 mbs but looking to make it the best I can.
I just made a blog which is still pretty basic that should describe my setup. http://jackpalmadesso.blogspot.com/