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Boot over iSCSI

I was checking this out today. Looks pretty cool. Anybody doing it?
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Re: Boot over iSCSI

Thinking about it, but vendor is charging extra to enable that option 😞

"Matthew" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
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>I was checking this out today. Looks pretty cool. Anybody doing it?



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> Thinking about it, but vendor is charging extra to enable that option 😞
>


WOW! Charging you to do that?!?? I'm so sorry. That's awful.
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Re: Boot over iSCSI

Time to replace the vendor my friend; that is completely unacceptable.....


<youngec@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Thinking about it, but vendor is charging extra to enable that option 😞
>
> "Matthew" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
> news:nXTfo.61036$N74.37267@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>I was checking this out today. Looks pretty cool. Anybody doing it?

>
>


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> Time to replace the vendor my friend; that is completely unacceptable.....
>


Yes. The procedure is as follows:
1) Remove power cable from SAN
2) Replace everything else
3) Reinsert power cable to SAN


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Re: Boot over iSCSI

Not yet. There's two ways (that I know of) to boot over iSCSI. With HP hardware, you need to purchase an iSCSI initiator mezzanine board for their blades which is about just as expensive as a Qlogic card. The 460c blade servers come with iSCSI-enabled NIC, but not "initiator" ones. The alternative (at least with SLES) if you DON'T want to purchase the initiator is that you'd have to setup a PXE/DHCP environment with the bootstrap code so that the 'regular' iSCSI cards could get an IP, download the bootstrap code and boot from it and then load the rest of the stuff from the SAN or whatever.

I do not know about other OS such as Windows (if it has the same issue--I would gather it does). If you have non-blade servers you could probably boot from USB key but that's not really booting from iSCSI.
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ecyoung Absent Member.
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Fully agree, but I'm not in management (thank goodness). There's the whole
vendor-loyalty / goodwill thing going on there. You know, free ball-game
tickets and that kind of thing..

"Brent Wolfe" <wolfesysNO@SPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
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> Time to replace the vendor my friend; that is completely unacceptable.....
>
>
> <youngec@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:cRUfo.61047$N74.16267@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> Thinking about it, but vendor is charging extra to enable that option 😞
>>
>> "Matthew" <systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
>> news:nXTfo.61036$N74.37267@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>>>I was checking this out today. Looks pretty cool. Anybody doing it?

>>
>>

>



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Re: Boot over iSCSI

On 9/2/10 4:40 PM, youngec@hotmail.com wrote:
> Thinking about it, but vendor is charging extra to enable that option 😞
>
> "Matthew"<systemremovetyrant@gmaildot.com> wrote in message
> news:nXTfo.61036$N74.37267@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>> I was checking this out today. Looks pretty cool. Anybody doing it?

>
>


Well, I'm thinking it sounds pretty cool to do for vmware stuff. I
haven't checked into it a lot yet, but I don't think any of my stuff,
storage, nics, server, switches, etc., will require any extra licensing,
but it's a good heads up.
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Re: Boot over iSCSI

On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:06:01 GMT, kjhurni
<kjhurni@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:
> Not yet. There's two ways (that I know of) to boot over iSCSI.

With HP
> hardware, you need to purchase an iSCSI initiator mezzanine board

for
> their blades which is about just as expensive as a Qlogic card. The
> 460c blade servers come with iSCSI-enabled NIC, but not "initiator"
> ones.


The new Dell r510s i just bought have iscsi offload boards in them,
which are supposed to allow booting from them.

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