iSCSI performance / configuration question
I've got a question...
I considering obtaining a Netgear ReadyDATA system to consolidate our storage needs, as pat of our domain upgrade scheduled this summer. I've done a bit of reading about mounting volumes as iSCSI targets, but I am not sure of the performance impact of my proposed configuration ...
Our physical network was upgraded to 10GB last summer, as part of a three year project to rejuvinate and futureproof the system. The ReadyDATA system comes with an option to plug straight in to a 10GB core. However, let's say I have a server on a 1GB connection, with an iSCSI target connection back to the ReadyDATA system. I suppose this might be a stupid and redundant question, but what would the throughput be from a client system accessing data on the iSCSI target (user data, or a profile perhaps) via a SMB connection (\\1gbserver\10gbiscidata\userdata)? My gut says that the throughput would be down at 1GB, but i was wondering if the ISCSI initiatior hands off connection information to in-coming connections, allowing the connection throughput at 10GB?
More info on the ReadyDATA... http://www.netgear.co.uk/business/pr...y/default.aspx