From: Matt Rechenburg <matt@ql...> - 2007-01-10 18:43:15
Sam Hopkins wrote:
>>I would like to let you know that the openQRM-team created and released
>>an aoe-plugin for their data-center management-server which provides booting
>>nodes from aoe-storage-servers.
>Thanks for the tip. Can you describe a particular use case that this
>is for? I don't know much about using QRM software and am having some
>trouble understanding what this lets someone do. Does an openQRM
>server direct other servers to boot from aoe targets using this?
yes, here some more informations about openQRM :
openQRM is a central data-center managment server which automatic
It does this via local-deployment, nfs-boot, iscsi-boot, aoe-boot,
The filesytem-images for the deployment are located on the
Nodes managed by openQRM are mounting their root-fs from those storage
servers when being deployed.
What you get is an ultra flexible, scalable and robust data-center
including high-availability and advanced monitoring.
about the aoe-plugin :
The openQRM-server has a pluggable architecture which allows all kinds
data-center related software to be integrated in an easy way by "plugins".
For the aoe-plugin it means that it provides a aoe-capable boot-image (a
linux-kernel + modules + initrd)
and a new storage-server type "aoe". By installing the aoe-plugin on an
you can define for each of your servers (the available resources) which
aoe-device it should use as it root-fs.
In short it mean that you can assign nodes to boot from a defined
btw: thanks to the developer + maintainers of the aoe module in the
linux kernel and the aoetools.
I personally like this kind of storage technics very much (similar to
So i am happy that we now have integrated this great technology into our
Keep up doing this good job !
hope it helps, have a great day,
- Keeps your Data-Center Up and Running