The mirage NFS router

Scott Baker, John H. Hartman

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Abstract

Mirage 1 aggregates multiple NFS servers into a single, virtual NFS file server. It is interposed between the NFS clients and servers, making the clients believe that they are communicating with a single, large server. Mirage is an NFS router because it routes an NFS request from a client to the proper NFS server, and routes the reply back to the proper client. Experiments with a Mirage prototype show that Mirage effectively virtualizes an NFS server using unmodified clients and servers. Mirage imposes a negligible overhead on a realistic NFS workload. On real world workloads, such as a collection of clients executing compile jobs over NFS, Mirage imposes an overhead of 3% as compared to a proxy that simply forwards packets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages242-249
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings - 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2004 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2004Nov 18 2004

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OtherProceedings - 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2004
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period11/16/0411/18/04

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Baker, S., & Hartman, J. H. (2004). The mirage NFS router. 242-249. Paper presented at Proceedings - 29th Annual IEEE International Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN 2004, Tampa, FL, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCN.2004.127