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Re: [Xen-devel] AOE (Ata over ethernet) troubles on xen 2.0.6

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] AOE (Ata over ethernet) troubles on xen 2.0.6
From: Mark Williamson <mark.williamson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 16:01:31 +0100
Cc: James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson <soffanias@xxxxxxxxx>, Jeb Campbell <jebc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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If you have some spare time, could you please add this to 

It's another neat setup that people might want to play around with.


On Monday 25 July 2005 02:16, James Harper wrote:
> My setup is:
> Server1 - running vanilla debian install + vblade export. vblade is a
> userspace app so the kernel doesn't need anything special. A single
> partition is being exported, and while it is being used via lvm on the
> xen machines, Server1 itself knows nothing about lvm.
> Xen1 & Xen2 - running xen 2.0.6 with AoE compiled in. Boot via the
> network as they are diskless. Both run lvm on /dev/etherd/e0.0. I need
> to take care never to mount the same volume in more than one place. Bad
> things happen if I do that (unfortunately I know this from experience!).
> My volume names in lvm are things like 'mail-root', 'mail2-root',
> 'mail-swap', etc. the xen0 domains export those volumes to the other
> domains. The other domains don't use AoE directly. Migration works well
> as both xen machines can see all the lvm volumes.
> One of the xen machines has a 1Gb network adapter and a 100Mb adapter.
> The 1G has no ip address and is simply used for AoE. The other network
> adapter uses vlan's to service 3 other networks.
> The other xen machine has only two 100Mb adapters but is otherwise
> configured much the same.
> Hope that tells you what you want to know!
> James
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Kristinn Soffanias Runarsson [mailto:soffanias@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 10:37
> > To: James Harper
> > Cc: Jeb Campbell; xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] AOE (Ata over ethernet) troubles on xen 2.0.6
> >
> > Hi James, could you explain this setup in some detail?
> >
> > Bestestest regards from Iceland
> >
> > -soffi-
> >
> > On 7/23/05, James Harper <james.harper@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > For what it's worth, I'm using aoe presently without any problems,
> and
> > > have been for quite a few months now. In my setup I have vblade
> running
> > > on a server, with dom0's on two machines reading the same aoe
> device,
> > > and exporting lvm partitions to the different domains as required.
> This
> > > allows migration to work nicely.
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