[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Wed Jun 30 18:34:14 CDT 2010

On 06/30/10 19:14, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, Dan Sikorski wrote:
>> On 6/30/2010 5:52 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> On 06/30/10 16:25, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>>> Hmm, with iSCSI, I have a feeling that you're going to be making
>>>> the LTO-2 drive shoe-shine pretty badly - you probably won't hit
>>>> the 40MB/sec that it wants to run at.
>>> iSCSI is that slow, even over gigabit?
>> I've worked with iSCSI storage that's MUCH faster than that over
>> gigabit.
> 40MB/sec is 320Mbps is 1/3 of GbE or so.
> Are you seeing faster than that on iSCSI over GbE, using an UltraSparc-
> IIIi-based machine as the server?  Or did you think I meant 40Mbps?
> I think that the latency of TCP/IP gigabit ethernet is going to be a 
> problem.

Well, remember, the drive's got a big honking cache, too, which will
help smooth out some latency issues.

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