This old-fashioned, predictable storage I/O path was deterministic and decipherable: The server, the switch, and the array all had enough information to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
Update: Check out the latest multi-vendor iSCSI post! I usually don’t write about other peoples’ articles on this blog, preferring to stick to my own independent work. But this time I’m making an exception. If you use or are interested in VMware ESX 3.x and iSCSI, you simply must go read Chad Sakac’s post on the […]