Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 587911
No mention of SRP being a supported "virtual" storage type
Last modified: 2011-12-05 20:02:56 EST
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
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.
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
It's probably worth adding mention of GNBD as a supported storage type too.
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thanks Justin. I am reassigning this to the Virtualization Guide's author for review.
GNBD? If that is officially supported I'll add that too.
Fixed in build 15.