1 Reply Latest reply on May 10, 2017 5:40 PM by sophie

    SRP alternative

    drolfe

      HI All,

       

      I've certainly had some issues with SRP operationally.

       

      • No Windows support
      • Vmware also don't support on ESX 6 plus
      • Clean disconnects from ESX5 and Linux SRP clients seems almost impossible

       

      My question really is if SRP as a protocol isn't really being developed or focused on what should be the replacement protocol ?

       

      My requirements are:

       

      • RDMA
      • Block devices
      • Target will be either Solaris or Linux
      • Infiniband fabric (40G fabric, with some connectx2 but mostly connectx3)
      • Linux clients
      • Vmware clients (ESX 6 plus)
      • Windows (a nice to have)

       

      Regards, Daniel

        • Re: SRP alternative
          sophie

          Hi Daniel,

           

          Multiple Storage protocols are available (iser,srp,nvmeof,nfsovrdma) though some protocols my not be supported based on the OS/Kernel/Driver implemented (Mellanox OFED Driver).

          The RN of our driver needs to be consulted in order to have a clarification about the OS/Kernel/Protocols supported.

           

          Can you please provided additional information on your current deployed environment?

           

          OS/Kernel/Driver version on the initiator side & target side

          Any virtualization? If yes, SRIOV or PV as well as the OS/Kernel/Driver on the VM's

          What is the backend Storage device vendor & model?

           

          For all related Oracle Solaris questions, please refer to Oracle as we do not provide a driver for Solaris.

           

          Regards,

          Sophie.