i SER Storage Target Yaron Haviv CTO Voltaire

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i. SER Storage Target Yaron Haviv, CTO, Voltaire yaronh@voltaire. com

i. SER Storage Target Yaron Haviv, CTO, Voltaire [email protected] com

Agenda Ø i. SER storage target – definition Ø Product functions Ø Status Ø

Agenda Ø i. SER storage target – definition Ø Product functions Ø Status Ø Compatibility Ø OFED 1. 1 Ø Current limitations Ø Case study 2

What is it? Falcon. Stor IPStor with IB Target Ø Intelligent router Ø i.

What is it? Falcon. Stor IPStor with IB Target Ø Intelligent router Ø i. SER to FC routing Ø Management Ø Storage virtualization Ø Data protection – mirroring, replication Ø Internal storage target Ø Enable commodity disk attach Ø Present native i. SER target Ø Advanced services available but not required 3

Falcon. Stor IPStor Infini. Band added to host connection Infini. Band / RDMA i.

Falcon. Stor IPStor Infini. Band added to host connection Infini. Band / RDMA i. SER Target Connectivity 4

IPStor Management Ø Extensive GUI, SNMP, and CLI support Ø i. SER clients managed

IPStor Management Ø Extensive GUI, SNMP, and CLI support Ø i. SER clients managed just like i. SCSI clients Ø Ip. Stor supports both i. SER and i. SCSI/IPo. IB seamlessly 5

System Requirements / Compatibility O/S Host RH 5 SLES 10 Initiator OFED 1. 1

System Requirements / Compatibility O/S Host RH 5 SLES 10 Initiator OFED 1. 1 HCA’s Mellanox, Voltaire Server – both gateway and target appliance O/S RH 4 u 2 (RH 5 end April) IPStor V 5. 1 build 5182 or higher Voltaire i. SER target driver HCA’s Mellanox, Voltaire 6

Case Study – Production Customer Ø Low-latency network providing market data to variety of

Case Study – Production Customer Ø Low-latency network providing market data to variety of end users Ø Required low latency storage, with minimal budget Ø Decide on commodity storage appliance enabled by software from Voltaire, Falcon. Stor. Ø Cross mirroring to protect from hardware failures Ø Initial hardware: Ø 2 x Red. Hat Enterprise Servers (Targets) Ø Quad 8000 series AMD procs, Tyan motherboard Ø 48 x 750 GB SATA II drives Ø 3 x 24 port Areca PCI Express cards Ø 1 x Voltaire DDR Infiniband dual port card 7

Available today – box level failover Infini. Band X IB-FC Gateway Fibre. Channel 8

Available today – box level failover Infini. Band X IB-FC Gateway Fibre. Channel 8

Available early May • Fully redundant path • Transparent failover Infini. Band X IB-FC

Available early May • Fully redundant path • Transparent failover Infini. Band X IB-FC Gateway Fibre. Channel 9

Infiniband Performance rates: 1 SDR Client, 1 SDR Target, Native Storage Throughput I/O Response

Infiniband Performance rates: 1 SDR Client, 1 SDR Target, Native Storage Throughput I/O Response time Sequential Reads 100% 635 MB/s 0. 033 msec Sequential Reads 50% and Writes 50% Sequential Writes 100% 438 MB/s 0. 067 msec 742 MB/s 0. 033 msec Ø 3 SDR Clients, one DDR Target: Ø 1400 MB/s (close to PCIe Limitation) Ø Use 4 FC 4 Gb Ports and Enterprise FC RAIDs as the backend Ø 1 SDR Client, 2 Targets Ø 850 MB/s (close to SDR Limitation) 10