Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am particularly interested if there are any network mounted disk types that can be used in ZFS.

share|improve this question
    
You mean like iSCSI devices? –  JOTN Dec 14 '10 at 21:39
add comment

2 Answers

up vote 0 down vote accepted

ZFS can use any block dev that you present to it, so you're really just bound by what your OS and environment support. Since you're asking about Solaris, this means that FibreChannel (FC), iSCSI (as mentioned above by Rowley) and any other block-device technology available in your environment (InifiBand?).

ZFS can also use files (on top of UFS, or a ramdisk, or whatever else you can dream up) as data sources, which is very powerful for testing vdev configurations as you're getting used to the technology and tools.

share|improve this answer
add comment

You can present a zfs volume as an iSCSI target, if that's what you're asking.

share|improve this answer
    
and reciprocally, you should be able to use iSCSI targets as physical vdevs in a zpool. cuddletech.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=566 –  jlliagre Dec 15 '10 at 10:33
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.