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Does cinder support the hardware Emulex iSCSI adapter?

asked 2014-11-20 20:31:09 -0500

Miles.kuo gravatar image

My host servers have the Emulex iSCSi adapter and the IBM v7000 iSCSI storage server is the share storage. Can the cinder manager the hardware iSCSI adapter?

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answered 2014-11-25 20:23:37 -0500

Miles.kuo gravatar image

Yes, the emulex hardware iSCSI adapter delivers the high-performance I/O. But how to configure it in the openstack cinder? As we can see in the cinder.conf, only the parameter my_ip for the software iSCSI initiator connection. How to configure the hardware iSCSI adapter initiator name to the cinder?

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answered 2014-11-21 03:58:00 -0500

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updated 2014-11-21 04:00:45 -0500

Emulex Benefits for Cinder

Fast, reliable access to Cinder volumes with up
to 1.5 million iSCSI or FCoE I/O operations per
second (IOPS)1
Increase the number of virtual machines (VMs) and
transactions supported with up to 18% higher2
CPU effectiveness3
Improved performance for block storage-oriented
applications, such as databases, expanded file
systems and storage backup
Increased flexibility with unified OpenStack storage
support across major storage platforms


End users require application performance. Even with the usability benefits provided
by Cinder, application performance can suffer if storage performance is throttled due
to poor server I/O. Only Emulex delivers server I/O with unique offload processing
for advanced performance and CPU effectiveness necessary to optimize OpenStack
Cinder implementations.

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