Using the Parallel NFS (pNFS) SCSI/NVMe Layout

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Authors Sorin Faibish  , David Black  , Christoph Hellwig 
Last updated 2021-01-07 (latest revision 2020-07-06)
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This document explains how to use the Parallel Network File System (pNFS) SCSI NVMe Layout Types with transports using the NVMe over Fabrics protocols. This draft picks the previous SCSI over NVMe draft of C. Hellwig and extended it to support all the types of transport protocols supported by NVMe transport over fabrics additional to the SCSI transport protocol introduced in pNFS SCSI Layout. The proposed transport protocols include support for several transports and fabrics and support the RDMA transports.


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