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Using command line iSER DEMO to test iSER target performance

From the package of us, there are few demo utils to create a single pooled storage to demonstrate storage features and performance. Through the way, you can quick preview the favorite features in minutes.

For iSER target, you may run the following command to start:

/opt/flexsds/bin/flexsds -d iser spool 2 nvme://0000:04:00.0 nvme://0000:05:00.0
outputs are:
found 1 ib devices
device0: mlx5_0, uverbs0, /sys/class/infiniband_verbs/uverbs0, /sys/class/infiniband/mlx5_0
copies: 2
create name space: iqn.2016-12.com.flexsds:testpool.volume0…done.
iSCSI over RDMA service is started.

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Using command line NVMe-oF DEMO to test off-load NVMe-oF target performance

From the package of us, there are few demo utils to create a single pooled storage to demonstrate storage features and performance. Through the way, you can quick preview your favorite features in minutes.

For NVMe-oF target, you may run the following command to start:

/opt/flexsds/bin/flexsds -d nvmf spool 3 nvme://0000:04:00.0 nvme://0000:05:00.0 nvme://0000:05:00.0
outputs are:
found 1 ib devices
device0: mlx5_0, uverbs0, /sys/class/infiniband_verbs/uverbs0, /sys/class/infiniband/mlx5_0
copies: 2
create name space: nqn.2016-12.com.flexsds:all-flash-pool.volume0…done.
NVMe over Fabric service is started.

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Configure NVMe-oF device with Multipath

Requirements:

Linux Kernel 4.8 and newer.

Package: multipath, nvme-cli

Use the ways to install them:

#yum install device-mapper-multipath nvme-cli

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Using Linux nvme-cli to connect to the FlexSDS’s NVMe-oF targets

Requirements

To using Linux NVMe over Fabrics client, need Linux with kernel 4.08 and above.

Install the nvme-cli package on the client machine:

#yum install nvme-cli

or on Debian:

#apt-get install nvme-cli

Startup Kernel Module

#modprobe nvme-rdma

Discover NVMe-oF subsystems

nvme discover -t rdma -a 192.168.80.101 -s 4420
Discovery Log Number of Records 1, Generation counter 1

=====Discovery Log Entry 0======

trtype: rdma

adrfam: ipv4

subtype: nvme subsystem

treq: not specified

portid: 1

trsvcid: 4420

subnqn:nqn.2016-12.com.flexsds:all-flash-poll.test_vol0

traddr: 192.168.80.101

rdma_prtype: not specified

rdma_qptype: connected

rdma_cms: rdma-cm

rdma_pkey: 0x0000

Connect to NVMe-oF subsystems

nvme connect -t rdma -n nqn.2016-12.com.flexsds:all-flash-poll.test_vol0 -a 192.168.80.101 -s 4420

List nvme device info:

#nvme list
Node SN Model Namespace Usage Format FW Rev
---------------- -------------------- ---------------------------------------- --------- -------------------------- ---------------- --------
/dev/nvme0n1 FlexSDS Controller 1000 GB / 1000 GB 512 B + 0 B A34CCD834CD3544

Disconnect NVMe-oF subsystems

In order to disconnect from the target run the nvme disconnect command:

#nvme disconnect -d /dev/nvme0n1