Bug 587911

Summary: No mention of SRP being a supported "virtual" storage type
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Reporter: Justin Clift <justin>
Component: doc-Virtualization_Administration_GuideAssignee: Christopher Curran <ccurran>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: ecs-bugs
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Version: 6.0CC: jskeoch
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Description Justin Clift 2010-05-01 14:24:55 UTC
Description of problem:

"Section 23 Virtualization storage topics" in the Virtualization Guide, & "Section 23 Virtual Storage" in the Storage Guide makes no mention of SRP being a supported storage type, even though the kernel modules and user space tools are included in RHEL 6, and it works well.

The ones mentioned at present are:

 * Fibre Channel
 * iSCSI
 * NFS
 * GFS2

This should be updated to include SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol), the block export protocol used in Infiniband and 10GbE iWARP adapters.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

The Kernel modules are in the main RHEL 6 kernel package. i.e. kernel-2.6.32-19.el6 for the beta.

The user space tools are in the RHEL 6 srp-tools package.  srptools-0.0.4-7.el6 for the beta.

Comment 1 Justin Clift 2010-05-01 14:33:08 UTC
Also found a missing mention of it here in Chapter 1 of the Virtualization Guide too:


The only ones mentioned there are:

 * files on local storage,
 * physical disk partitions,
 * locally connected physical LUNs,
 * LVM partitions,
 * iSCSI, and
 * Fibre Channel-based LUNs

Comment 2 Justin Clift 2010-05-01 15:05:28 UTC
It's probably worth adding mention of GNBD as a supported storage type too.

Comment 4 RHEL Program Management 2010-05-01 16:15:05 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for

Comment 5 Don Domingo 2010-05-04 00:16:02 UTC
thanks Justin. I am reassigning this to the Virtualization Guide's author for review.

Comment 6 Christopher Curran 2010-05-05 00:42:52 UTC
GNBD? If that is officially supported I'll add that too.

Added SRP.


Comment 7 Christopher Curran 2010-05-05 00:51:25 UTC
Fixed in build 15.