Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On CentOS 6.3 (Initiator And Target)
Posted on: 12/16/2012 01:00 PM

Howtoforge posted a guide about using ATA over Ethernet on CentOS 6.3

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On CentOS 6.3 (Initiator And Target)


This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running CentOS 6.3. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.



Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/using_ata_over_ethernet_aoe_on_centos_6_3_initiator_and_target.html)