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NVMe over TCP

Wednesday Sep 9th 2020 by Alan Adamson

Oracle Linux Kernel engineer Alan Adamson provides an introduction to connecting NVMe flash storage using TCP.

Oracle Linux Kernel engineer Alan Adamson provides an introduction to connecting NVMe flash storage using TCP. Oracle Linux UEK5 introduced NVMe over Fabrics which allows transferring NVMe storage commands over a Infiniband or Ethernet network using RDMA Technology. UEK5U1 extended NVMe over Fabrics to also include Fibre Channel storage networks. Now with UEK6, NVMe over TCP is introduced which again extends NVMe over Fabrics to use a standard Ethernet network without having to purchase special RDMA-capable network hardware.

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